This Stunning Cherry Burl Platter with figured textures and Burl sections will make a terrific centerpiece in your home. A perfect home decor addition to a kitchen or dining room table. Use it as a fruit platter or a cheese platter or a stand-alone art piece. The size is a 17 inch diameter and 1 1/2 inches tall. If you like this Stunning Cherry Burl Platter take a look this burl gift item.
What is a Burl
Let’s discuss Burl as it has been mentioned before. It is the large bump that you occasionally see on a tree. Arborists belief that when a tree is under stress from insects or other environmental issues a burl may grow to help protect the tree. It is not a tree cancer. Burl wood is highly sought after by wood artists due to the incredible textures within the grain. The burl looks pretty ugly from the outside. I do have a theory about wood. It is the uglier the log the more beautiful the interior wood. This is a scientific link to Burls.
Unique Wood Gift Ideas
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How To Take Care of Wood
- Keep out of direct sunlight and minimize exposure to wide swings in humidity levels.
- Never wash with water and if necessary use only a damp cloth
- Wax lightly with a quality food safe wax or oil and buff to restore luster. I like beeswax or walnut oil.
I design and produce all my items in my studio in Montvale, NJ, USA. My primary tool is the wood lathe. It is here that the form and shape takes place. Once I accomplish this part of the project I take the piece to the workbench to complete secondary operations to refine the piece. This may include pyrography to add texture, stains and paints to add color.