Unique wooden pieces made to last, to be used and loved for generations.
Healthy forestry only
All of the stock we use (Cherry, Black Walnut, Ash, White Oak and Soft maple) to make our work travels less than 30 miles to get to us from the large hardwood forests here in NW Pennsylvania. Most of which comes from our own acreage in Scandia Pennsylvania just up the road from our workshop. We also have many great connections with local foresters, landowners and logging companies which allows us to purchase/source only from people/businesses that practice healthy forestry.
Working with Green Wood
The great majority are made in a process known as twice turned bowls where you take green (unseasoned still wet wood) and turn a very thick bowl, then let it air dry for several months. Once it’s completely dried, that thick bowl is then turned a second time to make it completely round and uniform, then sanded into the finished product. We have a unique working process where we take green (unseasoned still wet wood) and turn it to its final thickness. From there we sand it, tuck it away to dry, then we add the final touches including oiling the bowls for immediate use in the home.
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Owner /Craftsman Alexander Designs
About our Craftsman
Alexander Designs bowls are handmade by master craftsman Scott Alexander in his Pennsylvania studio. Each heirloom quality piece is a celebration of life and togetherness, made to be used and loved for generations.
RULE OF THIRDS BOWL IN BLACK WALNUT
4 colors available
Great wood selection and super product. Well cut. Have the walnut too and it is just as good
I have now finished 6 bowls from his kiln dried blow blanks! There were simply perfect in their condition when I received them, dry and plenty of material to use to make a perfect bowl. In contrast to the fallen timber I have used in the past that I air dried then were so much easier to work with and I there were NO DEFECTS in any of them that require a CA filler to cover up. Couldn’t be happier. PS I also use the OneWay coring system and have cored maybe 100+ bowls. His were simply perfect!!
Normally people sell blanks that they don’t want to finish. These are always the quality size and shape worth buying as they offer options as to final shape
The roughed out bowls I received were excellent quality, shipped promptly and well packed.
Fast shipping, packed well, received a bonus and the blank was superb. When I need roughed bowl blanks again… I’m shopping with Alexander Designs!
I have used the OneWay Coring system and cored maybe 100 bowl blanks, The ones I received from Alexander Designs were as good and in most cases better that any I have done, The fact they are kiln dried is key and makes them an exceptional value! They were packed well and came quickly, When I think back to my working life and the value of my time at work, these really did not cost very much! I will be back for more as he releases them. Many of the blanks I have produced had flaws as my wood was what I could find, these were professionally sawn from large trees and are perfect!
I’ve been buying Bowl blanks for several years from Scott. His service and response to questions is always excellent as is the character of the wood he ships. He’s one of the good guys in our business!
Scott’s work is incredible! I own multiple pieces and this Oblique Walnut Bowl continues to impress! What an incredible piece of functional craftsmanship.
Taking care of my bowls is a high priority & I wouldn't do it with anything less than the best care products! Love this stuff! Easy to use & works amazing. Keeps my bowls in perfect condition.
ROUGHED OUT BOWL BLANKS IN CURLY RED MAPLE
I’ve been following the work of Alexander Designs for over 3 years now and I continue to be impressed with the breadth and quality of Scott’s work. He’s a master woodturner and he applies that breadth of skills in a number of ways: designing and making beautiful bowls and vessels; providing free educational content and selling exceptional quality roughed out wood blanks. I’m happy to have purchased several piece to date, of which the walnut bowl blank is the most recent. Am sure to buy more in the future!
Scott engraved the message exactly as I'd asked with two separate purchases. In both instances, each item was of the absolute highest quality and shipping was very quick. I recommend buying from Scott if you want a unique, impeccably made and designed piece of art. -Aaron Hudacky
I’ve made multiple purchases from here. They ship very fast. Products are great and packaged great.