This black walnut salad bowl features a pleasant, unadorned, flowing shape that really lets the beauty of the wood come through. The top surface of the rim slopes invitingly towards the interior of the bowl, while a slight under cut provides a subtle visual cue and a comfortable handle for your thumbs when you pick the bowl up. A reverse curve at the base of the bowl serves to give the form a little lift while providing a base that will ensure stability during use. Concentric rings on the bottom and carved flower proof that it was turned with as much detail as the upper surfaces. A little sapwood on one side provides a little additional interest and vitality to the already beautiful browns and oranges walnut is so prized for. Finished with a food safe, linseed oil based finish and buffed to a satin sheen, this bowl is ready to go to work in your kitchen or hold decorative items on your mantel.