Small applewood ladle with a smooth natural finish and overall design that is delicate and simple. Hand carved from single applewood branch.
Applewood Ladle Large
$46.00 / 0.00089 Ƀ
Hardwoods like Apple are typically used to make furniture, musical instruments, veneers, bowls, and utensils. Wood from heirloom apple trees is lovely to work with and has a beautiful grain. Like other leafy hardwood trees, applewood has a dense grain so it is nicer to carve, and it absorbs less moisture – important when crafting something functional like a spoon or ladle.
Apple heartwood can vary from light reddish to deeper red-brown, and this ladle is made from such wood. The grain is streaked with darker and lighter bands of color, the feel is similar to olive wood. Occasionally, Richard experiments with the various wormholes and imperfections as is the case with this ladle. Some holes were filled with food grade resin and crushed turquoise inlay for a unique treatment that adds some flair.
Apple is rarely found in lumber form, and small sizes are usually expensive, so reclaiming this particular stash of applewood was a great find. Look for more projects from these prized pieces of wood by Richard.
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