Round Monkeypod Platter, with the “feather” from the crotch of the tree. #29618

$475.00

Monkeypod Wood Platter, 18 inches, with the “feather” from the crotch of the tree, Item Number 29618.  When a crotch or a “V” is formed in the tree, the cellular structure creates what woodworkers call a “feather” where the separation occurs. This highly figured feature is considered very desirable by collectors.

Monkeypod trees grow in tropical and sub-tropical climes.  This piece came from southwestern Florida where many trees were removed by the force of hurricane winds and/or insurance companies seeking to decrease property and casualty liabilities.  The yellow sapwood of the tree was formed at the point where a crotch was formed.  When a crotch or a “V” is formed in the tree, the cellular structure creates what woodworkers call a “feather” where the separation occurs. This highly figured feature is considered very desirable by collectors.