Flaming Box Elder | Franklin County, KY

NADIA is a large, shallow flaming box elder wood serving bowl that I hand turned on my lathe from wood that was responsibly sourced in Franklin County, Kentucky. From the photos this may be mistaken as two separate bowls, but it is one bowl that was turned all in one piece.

The coloring on the wood, referred to as flaming, is naturally occurring and not the result of paint, dyes, or stains. While some contend that a fungus causes the red stains (or “flaming”) in the wood, and others believe 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. While the flames on box elder are beautiful, this bowl should be kept out of bright light as this will cause the red areas to fade.

The overall bowl measures approximately 11″ wide by 1-1/2″ tall with interior measurements of 7-3/4″ wide and 1-1/8″ deep. The wood was polished with food safe walnut oil to provide a durable finish and rich luster.

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