Friday, December 26, 2008

Spalted Birch Kitchen Utensil Holder

When I was preparing for the Binh Pho class I turned a thin-walled vase-like spalted birch piece, but misjudged how deep I'd gotten and went through the center of the bottom.  (The wood came from one trunk of a 4-trunk birch tree in our front yard that had died and needed to be taken down.)  Then I thought to to add a weighted base - walnut, with two large steel washers for weight, and a felt bottom - and voila!  A kitchen utensil holder, which made a nice Christmas present.  It's finished with Butcher Block Oil.