Teak Wood Natural Edge Bowl by Craig Mason 3″x 5.75″ $190
About the Artist
Craig Mason, Hawai‘i Woodturner, learned to love forests, trees and working with wood at an early age. He was introduced to woodturning as a teenager in school wood shop classes. All of those interests were put on hold for several decades while he finished school, served in the United States Navy, started a private dental practice, and raised a family. Over the years, working exclusively with trees salvaged from the waste stream, he developed skills in woodturning, carving and building musical instruments. The Hawaiian calabash, with its flowing curves, is his favorite form.
Teak is a tropical hardwood tree of species Tectona grandis. It is a species in the family Lamiaceae. Tectona grandis is a large, deciduous tree that is dominant in mixed hardwood forests. It has small, fragrant white flowers and papery leaves that are often hairy on the lower surface. It is also known as the “Burmese Teak “. Teak wood has a leather-like smell when it is freshly milled. Teak timber is very durable and water resistance and therefore particularly valued. It is used for boat building, exterior construction, veneer, furniture, carving, turnings, and other small wood projects. Tectona grandis is native to south and southeast Asia, mainly India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Burma. Today many countries in Africa and the Carribbean have naturalized and cultivated Teak. Burma accounts for nearly one third of the world’s total teak production.
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Teak Wood Natural Edge Bowl by Craig Mason 3″x 5.75” $190