This black walnut salad bowl features a pleasant hemi-spherical profile topped off with a cove at the rim. The cove creates a convenient handle for your fingers when you handle the bowl, providing a subtle, tactile pleasure. The top surface of the rim slopes invitingly towards the interior of the bowl, while a slight under cut ensure that the contents of bowl remain in the bowl when tossing salad. A coved foot lifts the bowl of the surface slightly while concentric rings on the bottom provide proof that it was turned, and not just sanded flat. 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.