Cherry Burl

  • Advertise with us
Project by Bill posted 12-03-2014 01:35 PM 1580 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cherry burl comes from the U.P. Michigan, and is full of figure. I used turquoise and lapis lazul to fill the voids, and several coats of wipe on poly to bring out the shine. I must have done it right this time, becuase the most frequently asked question about this piece at art shows is “did this grow into the tree naturally?” That is exactly the look I was going for.

14×10 inches

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

12 comments so far

View Porchfish's profile


808 posts in 2402 days

#1 posted 12-03-2014 01:39 PM

Nice addition ! Turquoise & Lapis seems to belong ! Well thought out creation (as usual) thanks for sharing !

don s

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

19943 posts in 2975 days

#2 posted 12-03-2014 02:09 PM

Beautiful, Bill. I love the turquoise accents!!.............Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View Thewoodman2000's profile


822 posts in 1840 days

#3 posted 12-03-2014 02:24 PM

Your time spent shows!!! Wonderful piece of ART for sure!!! All the colors look great together!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

27649 posts in 2208 days

#4 posted 12-03-2014 02:38 PM

Always know that we will see something special with your work. Very beautiful.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View Edward E Nock II's profile

Edward E Nock II

106 posts in 4014 days

#5 posted 12-03-2014 05:24 PM

GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I like the Turquoise & Lapis effect. It gives the bowl another dimension.



View luv2learn's profile


2700 posts in 2173 days

#6 posted 12-03-2014 06:36 PM

Beautiful work.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

View peteg's profile


4210 posts in 2693 days

#7 posted 12-03-2014 07:54 PM

lovely job, it’s always great when the bark stays in tacked, nice work with the infill :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

View leafherder's profile


1328 posts in 1822 days

#8 posted 12-03-2014 11:47 PM

Great job! I love the sprinkling of color on the bark also – really brings everything together. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

View Dakotajack's profile


63 posts in 1735 days

#9 posted 12-04-2014 02:36 AM

Absolutely beautiful!

-- John, South Dakota

View Mip's profile


453 posts in 1948 days

#10 posted 12-04-2014 12:11 PM

I didn’t know cherry grew like this in the U.P. I got to get up there more often. Great work, by the way.

View Rick's profile


8527 posts in 2902 days

#11 posted 12-05-2014 06:49 AM

Very Nice Project and well done. Thanks for Posting.


-- A Chip On The Shoulder Usually Indicates Wood Higher Up. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

View Roger's profile


20891 posts in 2674 days

#12 posted 12-06-2014 01:57 PM


-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics