Mark Wood - hand turned wood

Chinaberry Hollow Form

Chinaberry Hollow Form | 5.8″ x 12.5″ with 2″ Opening | #458

The Chinaberry tree is considered to be an invasive tree because it is not a native tree. While it can reach heights of 40 to 50 feet it is rare to find one with a trunk large enough to use in woodturning. It is a very fast growing tree as is displayed by the wide space between the growth rings on this piece. I seldom turn the top of the vessel back inward but I thought this special piece of wood deserved special treatment. This piece of wood was given to me by a friend who lives in Tampa.

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All my bowls and vessels are made from recycled wood. This is wood from a tree that was cut down by a homeowner for safety reasons, by a builder in order to facilitate construction of a new home or was blown down by Mother Nature. This wood would have ended up in the city landfill or someone’s fireplace. Much of my wood I find on the side of the road waiting for the trash pickup.

None of my bowls are perfect because they were made from imperfect wood by imperfect hands however, I make up for their imperfection by adding a little magic to each one. Beyond their beautiful appearance, each of my bowls/vessels has the added benefit of being able to hold your worries and fears. So by placing your worries and fears in your bowl, you are better able to focus on the blessings in life.

I hope you enjoy your bowl as much as I did in making it for you.

Mark Wood