This elegant hollow form was turned from a very nicely figured piece of Manitoba maple (Acer negundo), also known as Box Elder. This particular piece of wood features considerable some curl on surface and side. The curl blends with burl on one side, while the opposite features the distinctive red streaking and coloration that box elder is so prized for. The side with the red streaking also features a couple of small inclusions, including one that allows you to peak inside the form. The walls of this form are relatively thin giving it a light, delicate feel, but not so thin as to be fragile. The interior of the form is unfinished, and only lightly sanded, leaving an undulating surface from the hollowing tools. The bottom of the hollow form has been slightly dished to ensure that it will sit on a flat surface without rocking Finished with Danish oil and buffed to a pleasant gloss, the finish enhances the wood and the subtle details while still providing that unmistakable feel of wood. The perfect form to decorate your shelf or hold dry flowers on your dining room table.
This vase is for decorative purposes and is not intended for food, drink, or liquid of any kind.