Turning wooden bowls is a traditional method which has been practised (probably for millennia) for making salad bowls and food bowls and represents use of a sustainable source for creating utility bowls.
Turned wooden salad bowls look great on the table and are tactile to use and pass around. Each one is hand made and individually finished with a food safe finish made from natural plant oils.
I generally use locally grown timber for salad bowls and often carry out the whole process from tree to bowl. Handling the entire process allows me to have complete control over the size, grain orientation and characteristics of the bowl. This results in a superior product to those which are mass produced.
Any of these turned wooden salad bowls may also be used as a fruit bowl or even purely as an ornament.
Decorative or functional salad or fruit bowls can be made to order in a size and wood of your choice. However, woodturning has its constraints with regard to the use of wood so please allow plenty of time when ordering. Stock will vary depending on availability. If you see something you like, check the woodturning shop page or enquire for prices and availability.
Salad bowl finish
The oil finish will withstand moisture and washing (by hand – not in the dishwasher!). It is advisable to periodically reapply some oil to maintain the finish. Many oils often found in the kitchen can be used, such as grape oil, olive oil, sunflower oil etc. However, it is best not to use the basic vegetable oil as this tends not to last and may go rancid. Alternatively, some hardware stores are able to supply salad bowl finish which may be more durable.
The turned salad bowls in my woodturning shop are available from stock.