Handmade Segmented Walnut & Royal Paulownia Wood Vase
This vase took 2 weeks to glue up this complicated setup. The combination of the Walnut and Royal Paulownia really pops and shows their true colors.
Walnut is an all-around popular choice for woodworking. It has a fine texture and works extremely well with hand and power tools. Walnut is prized for use in furniture, cabinets, and a multitude of other projects. It is a popular choice for turning and carving as well.
Royal Paulownia wood is known by a variety of names – Empress tree, Kiri tree, Sapphire Princess, Royal Paulownia, Princess tree, and Kawakami. The most common name, Royal Paulownia, is said to honor Princess Anna Pavlonia (1795-1865), daughter of Russia’s Czar Paul I. Native to China, the tree was first mentioned in an encyclopedia around 1000 B.C. The Chinese cultivated the Paulownia tree extensively because of its omen for good fortune. Paulowniamade its way to Japan, where it was valued for its light, but strong wood. It had a variety of uses from housing materials to wooden footwear. Japanese custom once held that when a daughter is born, a Paulownia tree should be planted. When she marries, the tree is then harvested to build her dowry chest and furniture..
Vintage charm and character abound in our handmade wood turnings. Each lovingly hand crafted is turned on my lathe and will surely impress your guests.
5 1/2 inches diameter by 13 inches long.