Spalted Flaming Box Elder / Jessamine County, KY

ARABELLA is a spalted wood bowl made from flaming box elder wood that was responsibly sourced in Jessamine County, Kentucky, and hand turned on my lathe.

The red streaks in the wood are referred to as “flames.” While some contend that a fungus causes the red stains in the wood, and others contend it is due to insect activity, various scientific studies attribute the appearance of these red streaks to stress on the trees, such as high winds.

The spalting on the wood is due to fungal activity that occurred while the wood lay exposed on the wet ground. While the flames on box elder are beautiful, the bowl should be kept out of bright light as this will cause the red areas to fade.

This spalted wood bowl measures approximately 8-7/8″, 3-5/8″ tall, and 3″ deep and was polished with food safe Odie’s Oil to provide a durable finish and rich luster. There were several natural cracks and a knot in the wood. While these have been reinforced, I otherwise left them as-is to preserve the natural beauty of the wood.

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