Mortars & Pestles

I finally decided that these unique pieces deserved their own section.  Which, of course means I need to make even more of them from a variety of woods.  And, that I will do.  After all, they are fun to make!  From the marketing aspect they are generally fast sellers.  I hope you enjoy the variety that I have to offer.


Decorative Layered Wood Mortar & Pestle


This gorgeous mortar and pestle set is another first.  Some will call it segmented and others will call it layered.  The mortar is comprised of different kinds of wood layered and glued together to put forth a beautiful piece of work.  The pestle was done the same way.  All this wood came from a grab bag of wood that I purchased so I can’t swear to what all was used.  I just tried to make sure there was enough contrast in wood color to make the set attractive.  The mortar is 4 ¾” in diameter, 3 ¼” high and 2 ¼” deep.  The volume is 1 ¼ cups.  The pestle is 1” in diameter and 4 ½” long.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with shellac.  All was buffed several times during the process.  Using these materials and methods gives the set a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  21Aug20  VSG1  $38.50  Qualifies for free shipping within the United States.


White Oak Mortar & Pestle


Let me say right off that this is the first mortar & pestle that I have been successful at turning out of white oak.  Tried a few times, but the wood can be very ornery so you just never know.  So to say that I am pleased is an understatement.  You will find some natural defects in the wood which are typical for this wood but certainly take nothing away from the set’s functionality.   The mortar is 4 ½” in diameter, 2 ¼” high and 1 ¾” deep.  It holds 1 cup.  The pestle is 4 ¾” long and 1” in diameter on the business end.  All the wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil.  Then all was buffed.  Then the finishing was done with shellac with some buffing afterward.  All this gives the set a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  17Aug 20  $32.50  $5.00 S&H within the United States.



Beautiful Pecan Wood Mortar 7 pestle


The natural colors that pecan wood yield can really be amazing.  The wood that this mortar and pestle set is turned from is no exception.  As I always try and do, you will find some minor natural defects in the wood that make this set really look good.  The extra spalting lines that are in the pestle give it almost a marbled look.  The mortar is 4 ½” in diameter, 2 ¼” high and 1 ¾” deep.  The volume is just under 1 cup.  The pestle is 5” long and 1 ¼” in diameter on the business end.  You will find the butt of the pestle fits nice and smoothly in the palm of your hand.  All of the wood was first sealed with food grade walnut oil.  Then it was all buffed at high speed with a wood buffing wax.  Then the finishing was done with straight shellac.   Using the materials like this gives the set a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  10Aug20  VP51  $32.50  $5.00 S&H within the United States.


Winged Pecan Wood Mortar & Pestle


Some folks are going to look at this mortar & pestle and say it looks mighty fine.  The natural colors of pecan wood along with the heavy spalting this set has really sets it off from many others.  You even have some worm damage, however slight, to add to it’s rustic appeal.  I burned three lines on the handle end of the pestle for decorative purposes only.  It makes no difference if you are a chef, home cook, herbalist, or someone who likes to grind their tea leaves, this set will be handy.  The mortar is 8” in outer diameter with an inside diameter of 5”.  The height is 3” and the depth is 2 ¼”.  The volume measures at 3 cups.  The pestle is 6 ½” long with a diameter of 1 ¼”.   All the wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and the finishing was done with shellac with a bit of walnut oil based wax mixed in.  1Apr20  VP50  $40.00 and $6.00 S&H  Shipping price listed is for within the Continental United States.  Other areas contact me with zip code for shipping cost