We have a favorite picnic site along the South Toe River at Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Area. One summer an enormous hemlock had fallen during a storm, pretty much on our usual spot. The Forest Service had cut the log into sections to haul out, I helped them by bringing a couple of them home. Counting growth rings the tree was 137 years old; the inner rings are less than a millimeter apart. It's a delightfully quirky wood with lots of character and I plan to do more bowls with it, lots of possibilities.

              Hemlock with dyed veneer

           4.5" dia  x 2" high    #110   $250

top view, click to enlarge

Sorry, this piece has sold. I can probably recreate the shape and size within reason. If you're interested I'll get interested too; please get in touch by email: