Pecan Bowl Blank P-478
4" x 6" x 8"
This is a spectacular burly bowl blank of native Texas Pecan wood. The crotch is centered in the bowl blank, and there's a gorgeous feather-to-burly texture in the intersection of the two branches. It's hard to capture this in photos, but I'll do my best. You'll see dry photos and wet photos -- with alcohol which does not harm the wood.
The color of this blank is a soft tan to peachy light brown color with subtle darker-brown streaks of mineralization. The wood grain has a pleasant and gracefully flowing pattern in the main branch and then very complex and swirling grain within the crotch. It has full and well-attached bark on the back side. There are a few open or frass-filled tunnels from wood borers. There are a few drying cracks that you will will probably want to fill with CA glue.
This half-log bowl blank should be suitable for a bowl of 6-8" in diameter and 3-4" deep. It is somewhat irregularly shaped, so please study the photos to get a sense of its dimensions. I've measured max widths and thickness. With the bark on the backside, you have the option of turning a conventional bowl or a "barky" natural-edge bowl. However, if you want a full bark edge on the "natural" rim, you will need to secure the bark with CA glue before and possibly during turning.
This piece is GREEN to partially air-dried, meaning that it still retains a lot of its original moisture from when it was a living tree. Moisture content was 15% when measured in August 2022. It has been well-sealed and is in the process of slowly drying. It was heat-treated to kill off any hungry critters that may have been burrowing inside. If you need a current moisture content, please message us and we'll check its status for you.
I'm taking plenty of photos of this piece, so please scroll down below the first 3 photos to see more. This one is a beauty!
About the Tree
This Texas-grown Pecan tree was harvested in Fresno Texas in December, 2021. It was in a residential neighborhood where it had been planted near a home that was built in the 1930s. Over the years, the small Pecan tree grew large, and it threatened the house. The homeowners reluctantly called their tree company to cut down the tree and stack the wood for us to recover. We're always happy to save wood from the firepit or city dump. Their trash is now yours to treasure!