Alder Bowl Blank Ald68
2.7" x 9" x 12"
This is an oval-shaped Red Alder bowl blank. The wood is an overall peachy-brown color with warm undertones of red and yellow. Alder tends to have a lot of color variation throughout, so please browse the photos to get a sense of this particular piece's character. This oval blank captures a branch crotch and will show off some beautiful grain.
This piece has been rough-cut into an oval in the dimensions specified. It was cut by hand, so the edges will need finish-shaping and sanding. Any darkening on the cut surfaces will sand off -- our industrial blades often leave a bit of scorching.
The wood is fully air-dried with moisture content under 10%.There are a few scattered bug holes visible on the faces. One edge has bark and wane, as shown in the close-ups.
About the Tree
This Red Alder tree lived a long and healthy life on San Juan Island, Washington. It died naturally and toppled over, probably during one of the wind storms which frequently sweep across the island. You'll enjoy the projects you create from this wood!