Live Oak Bowl
Live Oak is named such because it remains green year-round. The tree doesn’t succumb to seasonal changes and is a common species throughout much of the southern United States. These trees have a lot in common with White Oak, but differ in color. Rich in history, this tree was used as a building material in many homes throughout the United States and, more famously, in ship building. Live Oak gained a legendary reputation for its toughness in the construction of the USS Constitution. It is said that cannon blasts bounced off the Constitution’s hull, earning it the nickname “Old Ironsides”. The wood is extremely dense, making for very durable tabletops. Rather than cutting curved pieces for a ship’s hull, shipbuilders typically searched for the naturally occurring intense curve to match the hull design.
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