This unique bowl is actually turned from a single black cherry board that was ripped into strips and then re-assembled with veneers of walnut and curly maple between each strip. This lamination was then cut into disks and re-assembled in into a bowl shape and turned to its final form. The cherry, maple, and walnut produce a distinctive pin-stripe effect that follows the form of bowl and provides considerable visual interest. Normally, bowls constructed with this technique have straight sides, but I prefer to turn them with a subtle, but distinct, parabolic curve from the base to the rim which produces a much more elegant form. The bottom of the bowl has been decorated with a textured ring and inside of several concentric groves as proof that it was turned with as much care and attention as the rest of the bowl. Finished with several coats of danish oil and polished to a pleasant silky sheen, this bowl is as nice to hold as it is to look at. An heirloom quality item that will be in your family for generations.