Natural Edge Cuban Mahogany Bowl by Tom Young 4″H x 6.5″D $178


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Natural Edge Cuban Mahogany Bowl by Tom Young 4″H x 6.5″D $178

About the Artist

Tom Young is a member of The American Association of Woodturners and a charter member of the Honolulu Woodturners Club.  He is self-taught, beginning in 1990 to turn bowls from local Hawaiian woods and selected other species.

Tom’s bowls are typically about 1/8 inch thick.  The larger the diameter of the bowl, the thicker the walls.  The bowls are sanded with 1000 grit sandpaper, and finished with multiple coats of a Danish type oil.  After that the pieces are polished using Tripoli and White Diamond, and then finally coated with carnauba wax and buffed.

Artist Statement

“I consider my pieces artistic woodturnings as opposed to utilitarian.  They are thin, consistent throughout, and finely finished. The shape flows and does not have any abrupt changes in the curve. While some of the pieces may also be useful, they are made as a visual and tactile art form.  They are things to admire on a shelf, on the table, or in a collection. They are things to be picked up and caressed.”

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.


Weight and measurement in the ‘additional information’ tab includes packing for shipping.

Natural Edge Cuban Mahogany Bowl by Tom Young 4″H x 6.5″D $178

Additional information

Weight 8.2 lbs
Dimensions 12.5 × 12.5 × 10 in