Here's a set of spoons carved from foraged Sumac wood-
This is really a nice looking wood, with brilliant golden hues just after burnishing and oiling, then mellowing into a darker copper color after prolonged use.
If you've ever smelled or tasted Sumac berries, you know how yummy and citrusy they smell- well, carving green sumac wood smells like that. It's pretty soft and light wood, though not quite as light as apen, It's quite pleasing to work with.
Here's some close ups.
Th' first one is my everyday spoon. I eat breakfast with it everymorning and any other meal that requires a spoon.
|close up of sumac spoon|
Here's a close up of a smaller stirring spoon.
I've got enough wood for about twenty more of these. If you'd like one (or more), just let me know. They'll sell for $15 a piece, and will be made to order, as all th' ones in th' pictures above are ours or sold already.
I've also been making some larger Honey Locust spoons like th' ones below, these are cooking spoons, but i can make them any size. This wood is really dense, and hard to work, but looks real nice when finished. A large spoon of this will sell for $30-$50, and eating sized ones for around $20.
|Honey Locust spoon (large)|
|back of same spoon|
|close up of back|
|close up of bowl|
And here's one with a leather hanger
If you want to read about ways to make sumac-ade, a lovely summer drink, see our foraging blog here! Enjoy!