Wooden bowls - page 1

This is page 1 of my wooden bowls for sale. Please scroll down the page to see them.

A bowl is a great way to show off a beautiful piece of wood. They supplement traditional or contemporary decor in any home. Not just decorative, they are always useful around the house. They can hold food, such as peanuts or sweets for sharing. They can hold keys and change, or those odds and ends that you never know what to do with. Or they can just sit on a shelf  or table where they can be seen as art objects. They are always welcome, and make great gifts.

Every piece of wood is different, and the challenge of getting the best from it is something I enjoy. No two bowls are ever alike, so when one is sold, there won’t be another the same. Whether it’s the figure and grain of the wood or the elegant and practical designs that appeal, I hope you like them.

Fruit bowls

Most bowls here that are big enough can be used to hold fruit. When choosing a fruit bowl, look at its shape and the size of the foot to be sure it will be stable.

Bowls for food

I use the most attractive timber I can find when making wooden bowls for sale. Sometimes, this means the bowls have natural features that make them unsuitable for moist food. For this purpose, the inner surface of any bowl should be free of significant natural defects. Wooden bowls with burr figure, retained bark or heavy spalting could work with fruit, but may not stand up well to frequent washing.

Yew and laburnum make beautiful bowls, but some people may be concerned that the toxins in some parts of the tree may also be present in the wood.

 Almost any bowl you see here could hold nuts or wrapped sweets.

Salad bowls

If you entertain a lot, or have a large family, a big salad bowl is a useful thing. But if you are catering for just two or three people, or bringing different salad recipes to the table, smaller ones are useful too. Wooden salad bowls are attractive and good to use, but do need looking after. Here is some information about wood care.

Handmade salad bowls are great decorative items in their own right, good for dressing a table or display on a kitchen shelf. They look even better when holding a nice fresh salad! They make great gifts.

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Hi Terry, Just a line to say that the bowl arrived safely this afternoon, thank you, and we think it is beautiful. We’re presenting it to our friend John (a carpenter) to mark his 80th birthday. We are confident he will love it too – Ham

Thank you for the laburnum bowl! I bought it for my wife for a 17th Wedding Anniversary present. We are both delighted with its beauty and quality – Mike

I was looking for a special gift for my daughter and son-in-law’s 4 anniversary, which is fruit or flowers. I bought them the most beautiful fruit bowl. This is a gift that they will have and use forever. Thank you, Terry – Chris

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