These are the perfect stands to compliment your egg gourd!
All the gourd stands are individually wood-turned therefore; their sizes vary and each are unique. Generally, they range from approx. 2 – 3 inches tall. Prices may vary because some woods are more exotic than others.
Black and White Ebony is a member of the ebony family, found mostly in Laos. This exotic wood has a creamy white with distinct black veins.
Cocobolo is a tropical hardwood tree from Central America. This exotic wood typically has an orange or reddish-brown color, often with a figuring of darker irregular traces weaving through the wood. Commonly used in woodturning, cocobolo is used for making gun grips and knife handles, doing fine inlay work, and making musical instruments, especially guitars, drums and basses.
Sycamore – Here’s a fun fact: Did you know that the sycamore has the largest leaf of any tree native to North America? The Sycamore wood has a very light cream color to red-orange. Commonly used in furniture, flooring, kitchenware, butcher blocks, and toy making.
Cherry belongs to the rose family. Its rich red-brown color deepens with age and exposure to sunlight and has occasional small dark gum flecks add to its interest. It has an exceptionally lustrous appearance that glows. Cherry is preferred by furniture makers and is a woodworker’s favorite when it comes to cabinetmaking due to its superior woodworking qualities. Years ago, it was used by early printmakers for their engraving blocks. Today, cherry helps define Shaker, Mission and Country Styling. Cherry is too hard to carve by hand – generally carved with power tools. The wood from the cherry tree can be described in a single word: beautiful.
Walnut is a beautiful chocolate colored wood with many uses such as veneer panels, doors, furniture and cabinetry. It has a warm, rich, high-quality appearance and a wide variety of grain patterns and figuring. Walnut also has superior physical properties, making it the preferred wood for furniture making, airplane propellers and gun stocks. It is commonly carved with power but can be carved by hand tools. Not recommended to paint – too beautiful in its natural state!
Osage Orange is also known as Hedge Apple. It can be found in nearly every area of the United States with its major concentration found in the Great Plains area. Native to southern Oklahoma and northern Texas, Osage Orange was originally planted as natural hedges to serve as fencing for livestock. The sapwood is a light yellow color, and the heartwood is usually a greenish-yellow or golden-yellow to bright orange when it is first cut. The heartwood turns russet-brown with exposure to the air, and ages to expose dark streaks of color. The grain is straight and closed, and can be compared to the grain of black locust. Decorative mottles are sometimes found on some pieces.
The name of this tree comes from the Osage Indians that lived in the tree’s native areas and from the orange-peel aroma from the fruit’s skin!
An interesting tidbit: Osage Orange is the species of wood that produces the most heat when burned.