Woodturning – When artisan meets lathe you get a masterpiece

This isn’t really a DIY post unless you have a lathe..

which after seeing these masterpieces, I’m highly tempted to purchase.

My friend and neighbour creates turned wood bowls from the most exquisite cuts of wood.  These aren’t everyday dishes that can tuck into the dishwasher after use – we’re talking high-end decor pieces here.

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Pieces range in size and shape so you can select out the perfect one for your home.

Need a wedding gift?  What about one of these pieces of art that will last a lifetime?

Wood bowls, wood turning, turned wood bowls, decorative bowls

Barry does not have an Etsy shop or website, so the only way to order any of these, or any custom turned wood bowls, is to contact him at bemills@bell.net.

Wood bowls, wood turning, turned wood bowls, decorative bowls

As of now (as this post goes live) all the bowls you see in the photographs are available for sale with prices ranging from $30 to $80 plus shipping;  considerably less than anything I’ve seen on Etsy – so you should really snap these up while you can.  bemills@bell.net

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Each wood turned piece is finished to a glass-like smoothness, sealed and then coated with a food-grade carnuba wax for protection and longevity.

Wood bowls, wood turning, turned wood bowls, decorative bowls

Wood bowls, wood turning, turned wood bowls, decorative bowls

Looking for some extra detailing?

Barry creates pieces with wood and leather inlays as well.

Wood bowls, wood turning, turned wood bowls, decorative bowls

Wood bowls, wood turning, turned wood bowls, decorative bowls

Beyond nuts, there are so many options for displaying your wood bowl:

  • Think gentleman’s dish for watches, rings and spare change.
  • Think a side table display with small objets d’art or moss-covered balls.
  • Keep small stones from favourite beaches as a decorative memento.
  • What a beautiful presentation for a ring-bearer to deliver the wedding bands to the bride and groom.
  • Fill them with fruit (real or faux) and keep a bright, fresh and elegant display on your counter.
  • Corral perfume bottles and/or jewellery in a stunning piece.
  • Have a slit put into one and use it as a yarn dish.
  • Request a set of salad bowls as a beautiful and timeless wedding gift.

These truly are gorgeous pieces of art.

Contact:  B Mills Woodturning at bemills@bell.net to purchase one of these beauties or order your own custom turned piece.

Have a great one!

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2018-06-18T13:39:36-04:00March 9th, 2017|DIY, GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS|4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Leslie March 10, 2017 at 10:55 am - Reply

    they are beautiful

  2. SH March 13, 2017 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    These are works of art and beyond beautiful. Bookmarking for future shopping. Love them all and will return.

    • Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca March 27, 2017 at 12:49 pm - Reply

      Yes he’s very talented and I’m lucky to call him a friend. I’ve updated his contact information in the blog post so you can reach him directly. Thank you for taking the time to comment.

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