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What is the best wood for turning bowls?

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What is the best wood for turning bowls?
For bowl turning, you can use any of the best types of wood. But if you desire a more natural look, Maple, Cherry, and Black Walnut are good choices. They are all of the highest grades, with a lovely grain. On 1stDibs, find a variety of antique and vintage wooden turning bowls.
1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
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18th Century American Turned Wood Bowl
Located in Chicago, IL
An incredible 18th century American turned wood tray with a wide rim, wonderful incised lines on
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Antique 18th Century American Rustic Decorative Bowls

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Wood

Large 19th Century Turned Wood Tray
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderfully large 19th century turned wood tray with incised lines, a beautiful patina, and a
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Antique 19th Century American Country Decorative Bowls

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Wood

Monumental Turned Wood Bowl
Located in Dallas, TX
A massive stack laminate turned wood bowl signed and dated 1991.
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1990s Decorative Bowls

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Maple

Natural Edge Turned Burl Wood Bowl
By Edward Moulthrop
Located in Ferndale, MI
Nicely turned burl wood bowl. Turning and sculpting done in a way to highlite the natural
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Mid-20th Century American American Craftsman Decorative Bowls

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Maple, Burl

Beautiful Hand Turned Exotic Wood Bowl
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Out of an estate collection of hand turned bowls including some by Edward Moulthrop comes this
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Vintage 1970s American Folk Art Decorative Bowls

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Wood

Turned Rosewood Bowl by Salisbury ArtisansCirca 1950s Turned Wood
By Salisbury Artisans
Located in Chicago, IL
nice example of a modern take on a traditional turned wood bowl with a simplified classic silhouette
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

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Rosewood

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