the finish is presently just a coat of natural stain to block moisture absorption
the middle on this one didn't turn out much to my likeing, but all around the outside, it's very pleasing.
osage orange in the middle
the base is red elm
NOTE: this bowl has been finished and is now available on my bowl-sale site: www.phinds.com/bowls/
Information on this specific bowl can be seen at: n013