– Maine Cherry Wood Spatula
– Handcrafted by Quercus Woodworking in Alfred, ME
– Locally sourced
– Dimensions – 10 1/2″ long
ABOUT MAINE BLACK CHERRY:
Black cherry is found throughout the Northeast and can often be spotted by it’s bark which resembles burnt potato chips. One of North America’s most prized trees for lumber, black cherry posses a deep, rich reddish heartwood with creamy white sapwood. Many species of birds and mammals relish black cherries which ripen in late summer.
Despite being common in Maine, our black cherries are often twisted, gnarly trees. Most of my cherry comes from scraps provided by a friend and local bowl turner Nick Knight who purchases Maine grown trees from logging companies. The sections he cannot use to make bowls, I turn into spoons and other items.