The Chinaberry tree. It is native to Asia, but has been planted in the United states for years as a shade and ornamental tree. It has freely escaped its cultivation and to some considered a nuisance tree. Chinaberry is the only tree in North America that is in the Mahogany family. These two bowls are about 5 inches in diameter. They have been highlighted with a small torch which makes the beautiful grain more vivid. At the right angle the wood is almost translucent. I really like to work with chinaberry as the results are very rewarding.
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