This red oak pencil holder features “spalting” - a discoloration caused by fungi. It’s primarily found in dead or dying trees, but does appear in trees under stress as well. This nature-made art is usually sought by woodworkers, and I was certainly delighted to find it.
Wood is a living organism that contracts and expands due to the changing seasonal humidity and temperature of the environment affecting the moisture levels within the wood. The movement in solid pieces may appear as cracking. Every effort is taken to minimize the effect of movement and maintain the overall quality of the piece.
Wood bowls are not meant to hold liquid.
Regular treatment with an oil & beeswax polish from my store will provide continued care and protection.
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