Spalted Birch Spoon Holder

  • Advertise with us
Project by jaykaypur posted 06-18-2012 12:54 AM 1970 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have had this hollow, spalted birch log for a while and looked at it today and realized it wanted to be a spoon holder. It’s 9’’ tall by 6’’ across. I still have about 2’ of the log left for something I haven’t yet “seen”. Brass brushed it, hand sanded it and finished with Watco Danish oil. I think it may still be a little moist in places. Thanks for the looks and comments.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

11 comments so far

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

30441 posts in 2849 days

#1 posted 06-18-2012 12:58 AM

Make all those spoons, gotta have something to put them in! Good thought, good project.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View jjw5858's profile


1135 posts in 3113 days

#2 posted 06-18-2012 01:40 AM

Hey Jay, you have some great country woodworking going on here for sure. What a well done collection you have made. Looks terrific.

All the best, keep on with the shavings.


-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

View grizzman's profile


7836 posts in 3814 days

#3 posted 06-18-2012 03:32 AM

now that is one gorgeous piece of spalted birch, and your spoon collection looks so good in there, this is just fantastic, i have a really cool piece of hickory that this puts a idea in my head, i shall think on it further, but in the mean time, i shall continue to watch your beautiful creations come into being, and enjoy it all…....what a beauty

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

View grizzman's profile


7836 posts in 3814 days

#4 posted 06-18-2012 03:44 AM

on closer inspection i think there winking at me,,,and i wink back…i think im in love, is there something wrong with me,,,have i gone over the edge…....has this wood gone beyond passion…....and the final question…do i need help…am i a woodaholic…...trying to turn off the monitor so i cant see it, and i growled at my wife…am i foaming at the mouth normal for this…Ive been here three years now, this is a new experience…....or should i even call it that…here i find myself rambling on over wood…....something is wrong, i now find myself making up some kind of wood working song….birch trees are popping up all over my monitor…i see spalting going on…...the room is spinning…....LOL…...... wow what a dream i just had…i thought i was in love with this piece of birch…......;)

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

View Richard's profile


11307 posts in 3543 days

#5 posted 06-18-2012 09:07 AM

VERY Unique! Nice Work! Thanks For Posting!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

View bowtie's profile


990 posts in 2856 days

#6 posted 06-18-2012 10:45 AM

excellent idea, my wife was just yesterday talking about a spoon holder.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

View Roger's profile


21011 posts in 3315 days

#7 posted 06-18-2012 12:26 PM

Perfect fer all those fine spoons. Very eye catching!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

View deon's profile


2522 posts in 3536 days

#8 posted 06-18-2012 03:30 PM

Looks cool

-- Dreaming patterns

View helluvawreck's profile


32086 posts in 3377 days

#9 posted 06-18-2012 03:33 PM

What an outstanding piece of wood. Well done too.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

View Arookar's profile


83 posts in 2913 days

#10 posted 06-19-2012 05:22 AM

Gorgeous! I have a few hollow pieces of a plum tree we had to cut down a few years ago- this would be a great idea for some of it. The middle was all rotted out but what was left is beautiful. Thanks for the great idea! I hope mine turns out as good as yours!

-- The only gift is a portion of thyself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

View Rob Macdonald's profile

Rob Macdonald

75 posts in 2789 days

#11 posted 06-27-2012 01:21 AM

Great piece of wood … lucky it found you


Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics