Firmly Rooted: Wood spon made from Hard Maple root stock

The stock for this spoon was a chance discovery where pool excavation had previously unearthed the roots of surrounding Hard Maple trees. Only the bowl of this spoon is carved (from a knob-like portion, possibly a burl) while the balance is the root, as found, including broken off end.

WOOD: Hard Maple (?)

DIMENSIONS*: 18.5″ x 2.5″ x 2.25″


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* NOTE ABOUT DIMENSIONS: Dimensions are listed in this order: length x width x height; measured to the nearest quarter-inch. All dimensions are for the piece as it sits or lies on a flat surface.

Photo credit: Rudy Hellmann