This heavily figured piece of Poplar has been stained to enhance the quilted figure and finished within with multiple coats of lacquer. It has an English Boxwood threaded lid.
Spalting is simply a fungal discoloration of wood, not a separate species, it is found in
The technique for enhancing the grain in Ash is known as Lime Waxing. Ash is a ring porous wood, this means that the spring growth rings have large earlywood pores 2-4 rows wide, whereas the latewood or winter growth rings are smaller and more scattered.
So named because nuts from the tree are toxic to horses. And despite having “chestnut” in it's
Maple Burr has got to be one of the most beautiful woods I know. It's full of the most stunning figure, knots, swirls and voids.
This piece has been coloured with lightfast dyes to enhance the otherwise hidden figure, four different colours were used to achieve this result.