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Spalted Maple Pot With Turquoise

Spalted Maple Pot With Turquoise
Here’s a Southwest-style spalted Maple pot with turquoise inlay that we made a couple of days ago. It is made of Sugar Maple and it’s about 9 inches in diameter at it’s widest and about 6 inches tall.

This is a beautifully figured piece of spalted wood that could only have been accentuated with a bit of inlayed turquoise. 🙂

We finished it with just one coat of tung oil and then sprayed it with a matte finish to keep its natural look.

The grain and lines created by the spalting are quite mesmerizing. We find it hard to walk by this piece without picking it up and taking a closer look. 😉

Here are some more photos:

Spalted Maple Pot With Turquoise
Spalted Maple Pot With Turquoise
Spalted Maple Pot With Turquoise
Spalted Maple Pot With Turquoise

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4 Responses to “Spalted Maple Pot With Turquoise”

  1. Looks great, whats the turquoise? paint? paint and glue? got a perfect piece to give this a try on!

  2. Woodworker's Guide April 19, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Matt, the turquoise is stone, crushed in this case. It is set in CA glue and then turned to blend with the wood. Hope this helps!

  3. Hi
    I really like this piece the turquoise really elevates an already stunning piece of wood.
    When you say you “sprayed it with a matte finish” what was the matte finish?
    Thanks
    Andy

  4. Woodworker's Guide January 12, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    In this instance I used a matte finish by Krylon

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