Mahogany Hollow Form Vase by Roger Hirlinger 7.5″H x 8.5″D $280


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Mahogany Hollow Form Vase by Roger Hirlinger 7.5″H x 8.5″D $280

About the Artist

His early experiences were as a carpenter and cabinet maker. He didn’t become interested in woodturning until about 12 years ago. Once he started turning, he was hooked and has been an avid turner ever since. Having a well-equipped shop in the back of his Mililani home allows him to prepare,turn and finish bowls without leaving the comfort of home.

Owning a fairly large Powermatic lathe lets him turn projects up to 20 inches in diameter. He prefers turning large bowls and hollow forms. The ability to turn wood that would otherwise be thrown in the landfill into useful objects and art is very fulfilling.

The variety of local woods provides a steady source of material to turn. Lychee, Norfolk Pine and Mango are some of his favorite woods. Most recently he has become interested in wood burning as a way to add visual interest to the less figured (bland) woods. Having recently retired he is looking forward to spending eve more time at the lathe.


Mahogany is a pinkish or reddish-brown type of wood commonly used in furniture. It is typically very smooth in texture, with few knots or voids, making it a desirable type of wood aesthetically. It is a part of the Swietenia genus of trees: Swietenia mahagoni, Swietenia humilis and Swietenia macrophylla. Swietenia mahagoni is the rarest sub-type and is native to Florida, parts of Central America and the Carribbean. The latter two are growing in South America.

Mahalo for purchasing a beautiful wood piece from Nohea Gallery. In caring for the item, please note that wood and water are not a good mix and direct sunlight could fade the wood.

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

Mahogany Hollow Form Vase by Roger Hirlinger 7.5″H x 8.5″D $280

Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 14.5 × 14.5 × 13.5 in

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