Here is a sampling of bowls I turned in my workshop. I turn woods I can cut off my property or find locally: ash, oak, cherry, poplar, maple. I like to turn when the wood is wet. Then as it dries, the wood distorts and takes on a shape of its own. I don't plan what the final shape of the bowl will be. I like to let that happen as part of the process. I also incorporate color to add some flair. The images cover the side and top views of several types and sizes of bowls. If you like what you see, please contact me about making a bowl for you.
The Crawford Pond Firewood Rack
This firewood rack, designed for indoor use only, is made of multiple bent laminations of oak on the upper arms and ash for the legs, making it extremely strong and stable.
I used heavy leather strips to protect the rack from wear by the firewood.
*47 inches long, 32 inches high, and 15 inches wide
The Spruce Island Camp Table The top of this coffee table is made with a 2" thick slab of reclaimed yellow birch. This wood was cut almost 200 years ago and sank on its way across Moosehead Lake as part of a log drive. The log was recently pulled form the bottom of the lake, and this slab is now the dramatic top for this table.
The wood has several cracks that I have stabilized with inlaid pieces of quarter-sawn oak called butterflies.
The legs are made of 1+" thick red oak. This is a heavy solid table that measures 48" long by 18" to 20" wide and stands 16" high.
The Lakeside Bow Front Bureau
This bureau has knotty spruce corner posts with rough pine side panels.The bent laminated drawer fronts are birch with quarter-sawn oak pulls.
The top is made of yellow birch that has been recently reclaimed from Moosehead Lake after sinking during a log drive almost 200 years ago. In keeping with a "camp" feel. the top has some small cracks.
This is a solid bureau that measures 41" across by 21" deep by 29" high.
The Shelter Park Bench
This bench was custom made for the Pope Memorial Humane Society.
The bench is made of Alaskan yellow cedar. It is 60" long, and the top of the back is 36" off the ground.