Cuban Mahogany & Milo Hollow Form by John Berthiaume 5″H x 8″D $400

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Cuban Mahogany & Milo Hollow Form by John Berthiaume 5″H x 8″D $400

John Berthiaume

 

About the Artist

John Berthiaume is a woodworker who moved to Hawai’i from his home state of Michigan in 1978. While taking advantage of the many beautiful types of wood available in Hawai’i, he has developed his passion and talent for woodworking. He specializes in designing and crafting jewelry boxes, bowls and furniture from locally sourced wood.

Cuban Mahogany

Cuban Mahogany (Swietenia Mahogani) is the original and historic mahogany so prized by early furniture makers such as Thomas Chippendale, Thomas Sheridan and Duncan Phype.  Native to the southern tip of Florida throughout the Caribbean, Cuban Mahogany works and machines very well and it is very stable.  It stains and finishes well.  The heartwood varies from a pale pinkish brown to a darker reddish brown.  The color deepens as the wood ages.

Milo

The scientific name of Milo is Thespesia populnea. It is also known as a portia tree. A member of the Hibiscus family, the malvacceae, it is a close relative of hau, `ilima, and ma`o, Hawai`i cotton. The bark of milo was used for cordage fiber, it is similarly to hau, but it is inferior in quality to hau and to olona. The tree also yields tannin, dye, oil, medicine and gum, from various parts of the plant.

 

The dimensions listed in the ‘additional information’ table includes packing for shipment.

Cuban Mahogany & Milo Hollow Form by John Berthiaume 5″H x 8″D $400

Additional information

Weight 11.5 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 14 × 11 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074