the finish is presently just a coat of natural stain to block moisture absorption
gluing up all these irregular shapes is not something I'm going to take on again any time soon.
base is aromatic red cedar and the shiny white wood is palo de vaca (cow tree)
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: n032