I’ve been on a serious wood kick lately; I can’t get enough of the stuff. Teak, birch, cherry, bamboo, maple. I scoop up mostly bowls from thrift store for less than a buck a piece and gave some of the nicer ones for Christmas this year.
This was to be a gift for Evan B, our favorite woodworker, but it never reached his hands. Here’s a tip: don’t plant anything in wood unless it’s specially treated to handle the moisture. I didn’t realize that it would be a problem until I came home and found this bowl completely halved and dirt all over my desk. I wish I had kept a camera on it so I could see how it broke so cleanly.
These are really abundant in any thrift shop. And if you don’t feel like digging, hunting, searching, of course Etsy comes to the rescue. They’ll be quite a bit pricier: $42 for a set of four here, $35 for some similar to the pair I got for $1 in the top photo, and $26 for a match with the one directly above. Happy thrifting!