Macadamia Umeke with Cover by Gordon Tang 4.25 x 6.5 6.5


Macadamia Umeke with Cover by Gordon Tang 4.25 x 6.5 6.5


Macadamia Umeke with Cover by Gordon Tang 4.25 x  6.5 x 6.5


This is a substantial bowl.  I need two hands to pick it up safely, and it’s got a solid feeling.

The macadamia wood is a prized wood with a deep warm glow.  The lace pattern of the wood grain provides this umeke with singular character.  Though the initial appearence of this piece full of marvelous texture, this Umeke has been artfully worked to a smooth finish.

Because of the length of time it takes for a Macadamia tree to grow to maturity and the value of the nuts, Macademia wood is fairly uncommon in wood working.

Macadamias are large, spreading evergreen trees reaching 30 to 40 ft. high and almost as wide. More upright types are known and being selected because of their suitability for closer planting.
The bark is rough, brown and dark red when cut.
The Macadamia was introduced into Hawaii about 1881 where it was used as an ornamental tree and for reforestation purposes.
The Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station named and introduced several promising selections in 1948, which led to the modern Macadamia industry in Hawaii. In California two seedling Macadamias were planted in the early 1880’s and are still standing on the Berkeley campus of the University of California. The importation of improved and named varieties into California from Hawaii began about 1950.
Macadamia integrifolia (Proteaceae)Common Names:
Australian Nut
Macadamia Nut
Queensland Nut
Smooth-Shelled Macadamia
Classification:Macadamia integrifolia Maiden & Betche
Kingdom: Plantae-Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta-Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta-Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta-Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida-Dicotyledons
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae-Protea family
Genus: Macadamia F. Muell.- Macadamia
Species Macadamia integrifolia Maiden & Betche – Macadamia Nut
(National Plant Database. 2004.)
 Macadamia Umeke with Cover by Gordon Tang 6.5 x 4.25
For more information on Macadamia trees click here to visit the National Tropical Botanical Gardens website.

For more information on Macadamia as it relates to woodworking click here to visit The Wood Database

The dimensions in the item description are for the bowl itself; dimensions under ‘additional information’ tab includes packing size when this item is packaged for shipment, mahalo!


Macadamia Umeke with Cover by Gordon Tang

Additional information

Weight 11 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 14 × 14 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074