Eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) is a lovely Florida native that adds year-round greenery and texture to our landscape. While Cedar is classified as a soft wood, it is a particularly strong soft wood that is not prone to warping or sagging. The contrasting red and butter tones make stunning, interesting bowls with a color pop that’s nicely enhanced by Bob's signature silky smooth, brilliant finish.
While his lengthy finishing process hardens the wood (and sadly masks its nice scent); Bob notes that cedar yarn bowls are more prone to small dents and dings over time, which give personality to your heirloom bowl for future generations.
Harder woods (like cherry, oak and pecan), are more resistant to dents and marks with continued use; although if you love the look of our cedar yarn bowls like we do, just give it a little extra TLC and your magnificent and functional cedar bowl will make turn your #wip into a conversation piece wherever it rests.