|Project by Jeremymcon||posted 03-25-2017 01:34 PM||293 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I was given a few mulberry branches and several nice billets of walnut by a coworker who was removing them from their property. I had never worked with mulberry before, but I knew fruit woods were great for spoons, so I was excited to see what it was like.
The mulberry has a very interesting color, as you can see. Bright yellow, which I believe will fade to a more orange-tan color over time, based on the color of the stump of another tree that had fallen a year before. I’m not sure I’d pick up any more of it for spoons though – it has a fairly coarse, open grain, more similar to oak than to the cherry-like grain I was expecting.
I really liked how the grain looked in the spatula/spoon thinger. I think it was my favorite of the lot. Might try to imitate it in walnut next.
All 4 of these went to my coworker in exchange for the wood. I’m hoping to make a chair from the walnut billets she gave me. Pretty excited about it.