Essentially, the difference between a platter and a bowl is that a platter is shallower.
Platters also often have a wide rim, as can be seen on those shown on this page. The wide rim offers an opportunity for decoration in the form of carving, texturing and colouring so they make great decorative or commemorative pieces.
Wooden platters can also be used as shallow fruit bowls and if used for decoration, can be displayed horizontally or vertically.
Turned wooden platters can be made to order in a wood of your choice and with a selection of texturing and / or colouring. Please enquire for prices and availability.
Alternatively, check the woodturning shop for turned wood platters in stock.