Remember how I found those paint by numbers numbers at Value Village the other day? I also found some teak I liked.
In my experience, teak bowls (or bowls made from other woods) are nearly always available at second-hand shops like Value Village. There was a time when wooden salad bowls graced the cupboards of housewives all over North America. They were big in mid-century modern homes. Unfortunately, they've fallen out of fashion. I personally think it has something to do with dishwashers. Dishwashers are hell on wooden dishes. If you really want your wood-ware to last, you've got to wash it by hand. You've also got to be careful about soap (which dries it out) and you have to oil it every once in awhile if you want to keep it looking beautiful.
All in all, it's a lot of work for lazy-bones-ladies like myself.
As seems to be the case with so many of the housewares that interest me, people will gouge you on teak if you let them. Vintage wood salad bowls often sell for $40 or more (easy). Makes no sense when you can hunt down one of your own from VV for $5.99.
Teak. Just in time for spring salads. I think I'm going to get some.