Orange Wood Bowl

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Project by Hayeshandcrafted posted 11-11-2013 08:54 PM 854 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I live in central Florida so we have tons of orange trees around. I had one in my back yard but it died so it was time to take it out. I originally had no intention to keep the wood but after cutting the trunk I realized it had some amazing colors in it. I turned it into this bowl which is about 7 inches across the opening because the original tree split into two sections when it was growing so the trunk was much wider than a normal orange tree. Despite my efforts I have yet to find another section of orange tree that looks this nice.

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#1 posted 11-12-2013 12:08 AM

Nice job. That sure is a lot of color.

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#2 posted 11-12-2013 03:00 AM

Very beautiful, and unique. I’ve never thought of citrus trees as a source of wood for woodworking. Great job.

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#3 posted 11-12-2013 06:19 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!


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#4 posted 11-14-2013 05:29 PM

Lovely! Like those wild grain patterns and colors, very interesting wood. Great job!

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#5 posted 11-14-2013 05:33 PM

Very pretty.

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#6 posted 11-15-2013 02:39 AM

Great abstract designs in that wood!.......... ;-j

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#7 posted 06-17-2016 04:26 PM

This is a very nice looking bowl.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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