After creating my segmented Curly Maple + Bocote Confetti Lights, I was eager to use what I had learned and apply it to an even larger project: a snack bowl. I knew I wanted to stick with Bocote for this next project, as its pronounced grain pattern is perfect as a highlighting detail, but I wanted to try pairing it with a darker species of wood. Mahogany turned out to be the winner for this project. The two darker woods play nicely off of each other, with the slim and pronounced grain of the Bocote contrasting nicely with the larger, flowing grain of the Mahogany. Further calling this contrasting pattern out is the opposing grain orientation with the two species running perpendicular to each other.
Of course, this bowl isn’t an art piece – it’s a snack bowl that would be perfectly at home on your end table. After turning and sanding to a smooth finish, I applied three coats of pure Walnut Oil (100% food safe) and two coats of wax to give the snack bowl a protective coating. So fill it up with your favorite candies, nuts or popcorn and enjoy!