The richness of this small maple bowl with its appealing dark maple presence makes this the perfect selection for whatever it's intended purpose. This hand selected piece of maple, locally grown in Vermont, has been hand turned from a single piece of hard maple. The bowl has been hand turned. After the bowl was turned on the lathe, it is hand sanded to a very smooth finish. Multiple applications of Quality, hard Tung oil has been applied with sanding between coats, resulting in a beautiful high gloss finish.