No need to embellish

I sometimes consider adding some sort of embellishment on my next project–a band of texturing or pyrography, perhaps.

And then I get something with grain like this…

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…and I realize that anything I could possibly add would be like gluing sequins on a lily; it would only detract from the beauty that’s inherent in the material.

Work in progress, American elm.

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