Locally Made Bowls Crafted from Fallen Trees

Locally Made Bowls Crafted from Fallen Trees

Kyle Freeman
Oct 22, 2009

Spencer Peterman turns fallen, rotting trees into beautiful bowls that can stretch far beyond the kitchen. These natural beauties, filled with something colorful, could be used as permanent centerpieces on the dining table or coffee table or simply displayed on a shelf in their own right...

We spotted Scott's bowls on Daily Grommet. He scours his land in Western Massachusetts (Turners Falls) for fallen trees, then sometimes waits patiently for them to further decompose to create the abundant craggly lines and markings. After turning the wood on a lathe to make the bowls, they are then kiln dried to prevent further cracking.

The bowls range in price from $44 for a 9 inch bowl, all the way up to $495 for a 21 inch bowl, with four sizes and prices in between. These would make a charming housewarming gift. Check out Spencer's website here. (You'll also find cutting boards, salad tossers and more!)

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