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This is spalted Texas Cedar Elm. Is is not related to Cedar – but is an Elm often called Rock Elm also, and prefers to grow among the Cedar breaks, at the the base of cliff and along river bottoms in limestone soil. Usually Central Texas, – the Hill Country.

This piece is 18.25 inches in diameter. It was a very difficult piece of wood to work with because of the extreme difference in hardness found in the piece.

Cedar elm platter

The light colored wood is heavily spalted and very soft – vs – the darker heart wood which is incredibly hard.

Extreme caution and time was taken to insure that the cutting and sanding were done without creating a very wavy piece.

It is impregnated with several flood coats of Watco Danish oil, and will be a nice heirloom for a family.

Artist: Tim Tucker

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