Bradford pear wood turned pot with lid, wood turning home decor
Bradford pear wood turning pot with lid, 5" tall with the lid and 7" diam. My husband works in the studio on his lathe turning beautiful wood pieces. Starting with a large chunk of wood that has seasoned sometimes several years before it is suitable to turn, he centers the piece on the electric lathe. Using a series of gouges and scrapers, the shape is defined, detailed and sanded. Even the bottom has interesting detail. Sealed with laquer to bring out the grain and then signed on the bottom with the wood type and sometimes where it came from.
This lidded pot or "box" is from a piece of Bradford pear. The lid was turned as one piece with the bottom and then separated. The knob is a comfortable size and easy to pick up. Beautiful grain and natural textures make this lovely piece for your home. It can be used for a candy dish, or decorative storage on you desk or dresser. Dry contents only!