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Laurel Bud Vase #9

I turned this bud vase from Laurel that I scavenged from a Craig'sList "free" ad for firewood. Laurel is a normally light-colored wood that ages to a warm amber color. This piece has a rich olive color that must have been caused by natural mineral staining. The vase is approximately 5-5/8" tall and 3-1/8 " in diameter. I burned a chevron pattern around the base to add character, sanded to 600-grit, and hand rubbed it with Danish oil. The neck is hollowed and tapered.

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My bud vases are hand-made from natural wood that is rough-turned green and air dried. I then finish turn the vases, sand and hand finish with Danish oil. Paste wax should be applied periodically to maintain the warm glow of the finish and protect it from the environment. Over time, your vase's color will age and mellow. Natural aging can be reduced by protecting the vase from sunlight.

Please do not place water in the vase or immerse the vase in water.