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Quercus alba, the white oak, is one of the pre-eminent hardwoods of eastern North America. It is a long-lived oak of the familyFagaceae, native to eastern North America and found from southern Quebec west to eastern Minnesota and south to northern Florida and eastern Texas. Specimens have been documented to be over 450 years old.Although called a white oak, it is very unusual to find an individual specimen with white bark; the usual color is a light gray. In the forest it can reach a magnificent height and in the open it develops into a massive broad-topped tree with large branches striking out at wide angles.


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White Oak wood bowl, wo1251
White Oak wood bowl, wo1251
Our Price: $91.00

I do not turn oak wood very often. In fact, I rarely ever turn red oak. It is just too plain! White Oak is a bit different. It has a bit more character to it. This bowl is somewhat distorted and twisted, has nice wide grain across the inside and shows a nice transition from sapwood to heartwood. The finish is only pure Tung Oil. I first turned this on February 9, '15 and it now available. The dimensions are 10.5" diameter by 2.5" height, just right for fruit, keys, coins or other items one accumulates.
Go for it! You will not be disappointed.