Burl Art as a Gift

A special occasion requires a special gift to honour the person and the milestone achieved. Tom and Katharin purchased a Big Leaf Maple Burl Bowl for the 60th birthday of their brother who has a brand new cottage in Muskoka.

The burl was hand-turned on the lathe with a graceful curved shape which maintains its raw bark edge. Many layers of oil were applied to provide a hard, food-safe finish. These enhance the natural features of the burl with its variations of colour, grain and intricate textures.

Burl Art as a gift has lasting function and natural beauty to express the connection we have to nature and the forests of Muskoka. A burl bowl or platter is a unique and creative birthday, wedding or retirement gift.

Limberlost Woodturning is open for the 2016 Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour on September 24-25 and October 1-2 from 10am to 6pm or by appointment at 705-635-3190.

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Burl Art is the perfect gift for a special occasion.

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Big-Leaf Maple Burl bowl mounted on the lathe to turn the bottom.

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Big-Leaf Maple Burl Bowl on the chuck after the first coat of oil.

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Woodturner Brian Markham with the finished Big-Leaf Maple Burl Bowl.