Elm Turnings

Elm is such a great looking wood and I enjoy turning it so much I decided it needed it's own page.  The spalting that can occur in this wood sometimes is absolutely amazing.   I don't think I have seen more beautiful spalting as what I have seen in elm.  So lean back in your chair and take a look.  I am sure you will agree that it is a fine looking wood.  Boxes, jars and canisters turned from this wood will remain in that section.  The candy and nut bowls will stay in their respective section as well.

Elegant Elm Serving Bowl


Now I don’t have to tell you that this is a lovely looking bowl turned from elm because you can tell that by looking at it.  Right?  The subtle natural colors of this wood make it very popular.  I think elm gives off kind of a warm feeling.  Some it might even make them feel warm and fuzzy.  There are some pin hole sized bug holes in this wood that have no effect on the usage of this bowl.  It held a ½ gallon of water just fine for measuring the volume.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac combination heavy on the shellac.  Using a mixture such as this gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  The bowl measures 10 ½” in diameter, 2 ¾” high and has a depth of 2”.  You will find some lines burned into the bottom for decorative purposes.  28Aug17  BLE57  $35.00 and $12.00 S&H


11 1/4" Elm Serving Bowl


What we have here is a lovely looking medium sized bowl turned from elm.  Lightweight and easy to care for, this bowl is a winner for leafy salads and other nice goodies.  You can also use it as a centerpiece bowl full of fruits and nuts.  I suppose you might also come up with bunches of other uses for this great looking bowl so I will stop here on that.  The wood was first sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a mixture of walnut oil and shellac, very heavy on the shellac so it will have a bit more sheen.  The diameter is 11 ¼” with a side height of 1 ¾” and a bowl depth of 1”.  The volume measured out to be 4 cups filled to the base of the rim.  I’m not gonna tell you that it’s one of a kind because you already know that.  Right?  7Mar17  BLE52  $35.00 and $14.00 S&H