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.