Thursday, 17 March 2016

Hawthorn wood


Hawthorn wood is one of my favourites and I think it deserves some attention. The one I was able to collect is particularly beautiful. It comes from old, partly dead tree. The wood is rotten on the outside but healthy inside. I discovered this by accident when I broke small branch and saw a nice wood/grain inside. The wood is quite hard and fragile, not easy to work with. It has a interesting smell which reminds me the smell of an old furniture. The grain and wood color is spectacular and when polished it has a certain depth as the light goes quite beneath the surface, especially in the sun looks like a jewel. Also the scoop gives you due to its characteristics certain feel in your hands which is somehow different from other woods.
Here are some photos of recently finished tea scoop.













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