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Caramelized Alder

Jim Rinde

2014    Size   H: 3.1 in  W: 14.5 in  D: 14.1 in    Weight: 1.4 lb

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Heating wood at high temperature doesn’t always enhance chatoyance; the wood has to have the right structure for this to occur. However, heating wood changes its appearance sometimes in a positive way. An example is a bowl I made from alder wood. The bowl was a pale pinkish tan color with little character before caramelizing. After heating the wood darkened noticeably and when finished with a clear resin the bowl, to me, looks exactly like walnut.

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