‘Norfolk Pine Vessel with Koa Honu & Pewas’ by Albert Koorenhof 11.75″H x 11.5″D $980

$980.00

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‘Norfolk Pine Vessel with Koa Honu & Pewas’ by Albert Koorenhof 11.75″H x 11.5″D $980

Honolulu Woodturners -- 2016 May

Albert Koorenhof

About the Artist

Albert was born in the Netherlands to a tropical agriculturist from Indonesia, which was a Dutch colony at that time, and a mother from Holland.
They moved to Indonesia when Albert was two months old.
With the Indonesian Revolution from 1945 to 1949 they had to move back to the Netherlands and decided to emigrate to the US. After settling in Duluth, Minnesota his father accepted a job at the Dole Plantation and the family moved to Hawai’i. Living on O’ahu, Maui and Molokai, Albert finally attended and graduated from the Mid-Pacific Institute.

He’s really grateful that he had the chance to live on several islands here in Hawai’i and got to learn so many things about the people and the culture.

His interest in woodturning started when he went on hikes with his father and a friend who was a woodturner, collecting large pieces of local woods and watching him turning them into beautiful bowls.

After he retired, he set up his own woodturning studio and is now following his life long passion.

 

Norfolk Pine

Norfolk Pine was introduced to the Hawaiian islands originally by Captain Cook. The tree is endemic to Norfolk Island, a small island in the Pacific Ocean between New Zealand and New Caledonia. Cook noted the presence of large forests of tall, straight trees that appeared to be suitable for use as masts and yards for sailing ships. However, later it was found that Norfolk Island pine trees were not resilient enough for those uses and the industry was abandoned.

It is a slow growing tree, reaching a height of 160–210 ft. Its trunk has straight vertical and symmetrical branches. Norfolk Pine is light brown, with red or yellow variations. Sometimes, the wood is marked by blue-gray fungal staining, which turns black when finished. Norfolk Pine is a soft wood, making it easy to work with.

Here we are offering select pieces of his wonderful woodwork.

 

 

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

‘Norfolk Pine Vessel with Koa Honu & Pewas’ by Albert Koorenhof 11.75″H x 11.5″D $980

Additional information

Weight 29 lbs
Dimensions 17.75 × 17.50 × 17.50 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074