Don't know quite what to call this

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Project by TZH posted 11-25-2012 02:14 AM 2453 views 2 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It ain’t a bowl. It ain’t a platter. So my wife decided it would be called “table centerpiece”. Wood is juniper. Finish (so far) is two coats of Watco Danish Oil Natural. About 2 feet long by a little over a foot wide. Haven’t decided yet whether or not to fill the voids with epoxy resin and stones, moss, or something else. The last photo was taken for Thanksgiving dinner filled with croissants. Thanks for looking.



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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 11-25-2012 02:17 AM

Beautiful wood. If it were me, I would fill the voids. However, your wife’s opinion would probably mean more :-)

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

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#2 posted 11-25-2012 02:18 AM

Call it what you want but it is beautiful!
great idea. Pass the bread!!

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#3 posted 11-25-2012 02:31 AM

i like the last one, except i like fried chicken, so stack it up and ill be right on over…lol…..nice wooden ware…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 11-25-2012 02:51 AM

nice candy dish!

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#5 posted 11-25-2012 03:33 AM

I’d call it a beautiful juniper centerpiece!

Nice piece of wood!!

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

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#6 posted 11-25-2012 03:52 AM

I’d use it as a fruit bowl! A cornucopia of the season’s crisp, sweet apples, pears, persimmons, pomegranates, nuts, etc..

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#7 posted 11-25-2012 04:07 AM

I agree with Monte and MMH, fill the voids and make it a fruit bowl; or go with whatever the wife decides.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#8 posted 11-25-2012 04:58 AM

Nice trough, platter, bowl…
My first impression was that it looked like a big steak!
I like it. Love the wood. I don’t have any juniper yet.

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#9 posted 11-25-2012 05:01 AM

Platter/ bowl with hole. :)) great looking wood.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 11-25-2012 06:17 AM

I call it BEAUTIFUL!!
I’d fill the voids with stone or sand!!
Very pretty!!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#11 posted 11-25-2012 11:08 AM

Too shallow for a bowl and too tall for a platter? We call those in-between projects Blatters. Got a few myself turned on the lathe.


-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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#12 posted 11-25-2012 02:30 PM

Beautilful, but I think it looks like a piece of BACON

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#13 posted 11-25-2012 02:32 PM

Beautiful as is. I’d leave it alone and use it for anything that you would want.

This is one of those projects that just cant be pigeon-holed/labeled. Great find and imagination with this!!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#14 posted 11-25-2012 03:03 PM

I dont know about putting fruit on it. The intense cedar smell from juniper would put off the fruit. I milled some juniper from my yard for a box and the odor from the unfinished wood is nearly overwhelming. I like it but it is intense. Like cedar on steroids.
A center piece with a flower arrangement in it would be very cool.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#15 posted 11-25-2012 04:20 PM


What a wonderful vessel you have gifted to your wife.

Your imagination has obviously pleased your wife and she has graced your table with her creativity and that is a blessing which requires no label.

Very nicely done.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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