I found this bit of oak in my living room, it was in the house when we moved in. I’m not sure which section of the tree it is from, or how old the tree was. But it is from the outer part of the trunk, so the youngest and softest part of that particular section of tree. Despite this, the wood is very strong, and even this thin little spoon is sturdy.
Oak is renound for its strength, and its latin name means exactly that: Quercus Robur – Quercus means Oak and robur Stength.
I rushed this spoon slightly, and finished it from start to finish in a couple of hours, which is lightening speed for me. I am happy with how it turned out, but the speed reflects the quality, and the roundness of the spoon head is a bit off.
It’s an amazing wood to work with, and has an almost waxy quality to it.