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cap nut bowl

by Brian Mock
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  • the story

Awe Nuts!

Master the nuts and bolts of compelling home decor with Brian Mock's industrial masterpiece, handmade from recycled cap nuts. Sculptural and elegant with its beautiful sense of symmetry, this steely bowl energizes coffee tables and mantles with a look that's completely modern. Handmade in Portland.

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7.5" diam.

Cap Nut Bowl has been discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • the maker
Brian Mock

Brian Mock

From his workspace in Portland, OR, where discarded materials emerge as works of inspired art, Brian Mock weaves his industrial magic to the delight of all around him. Of course, it's not really anything supernatural that allows Mock to create what many have dubbed as metalic masterpieces, but a commitment to precision and detail on every one of his creations. The end result is something to behold, a means of finding beauty where you might least expect it. Mock begins by sketching out a rudimentary design, or framework for what's to come, then measures each part to ensure a perfect fit, both aesthetically and practically. collection

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Attractive, fun, and useful


from Quiet corner, Connectcut


  • High Quality
  • Unique


    Best Uses

    • Onions

    Comments about CAP NUT BOWL:

    Good air circulation for onions. Holds just enough.

    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Father
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Father’s Day

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    Q and A

    When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

    154votes, 29 comments

    Vote: Thumbs down!

    I don't hate it, but I don't love it. I think it could be executed in a better fashion.

    Vote: Thumbs down!


    Vote: Thumbs up!

    A little expensive, but definitely unique.

    Vote: Thumbs up!

    I think its pretty cool, but at the same time i think the price is a little high... and those are brand new supplies and not recycled and that kind of seems wasteful...

    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Beautiful bowl! I love the way recycled metal is used here to make a piece of functional art!

    Vote: Thumbs up!

    the parts are recycled, read the product story. i think it's super cool, love the contrasting patterns from looking outside and inside. outside looks like a crazy honeycomb pattern and inside looks like molecules. very neat. great job!


    Brian Mock is an amazing artist!

    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Very unique!


    That bowl is NUTS!I love it!I've even seen one in person and it has the nicest feel to it.

    Vote: Thumbs up!

    That's just nuts....but still a thing of beauty. Can't count how many nuts it takes to make the bowl but anyone who can do this would probably be successful at teaching a herd of cats to march in step.

    Vote: Thumbs up!

    What ELSE would one do with an unlimited supply of acorn nuts? Beauty, eh?

    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Love it! Industrial chic is all the rage and this is perfect for the look.

    Vote: Thumbs up!


    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Beautiful! Modern design and functional upcycled materials. It's functional art!

    Vote: Thumbs up!

    I LOVE it!

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    I think it's very cute but wouldn't spend $80 on it.

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    Love it, but too expensive for me to actually buy it.

    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Very industrial looking but overpriced in my opinion.

    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Modern and functional and recycled!

    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Go to any flea market and some old guy is selling these for half the price and they're made here!

    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Neat idea, but couldn't the price be lowered?

    Vote: Thumbs up!

    I like this but when you think about the materials that have been used its kinda hard to shell out almost $100 for caps.

    Vote: Thumbs up!

    This is great! I think people should think a little more about the process that goes into this. It's very impressive that it's totally welded by hand, piece by piece. Any welder knows that the artist is actually underselling this, based on the time and work put into it. Isn't this what this site is about anyway? Paying a little more in appreciation for the handmade, artistic, uniqueness of a piece? Thumbs way up! And let's see more stuff like this!

    Vote: Thumbs down!

    I like the appearance, but would not buy at this price.


    Very nice conversation piece. Cool!

    Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

    We're glad to see so many voters going nuts over this bowl! The artist, Brian Mock, got a hefty supply of cap nuts when a local machine shop received a water-damaged shipment. The shop couldn't use the nuts, but Brian can! Each of these recycled masterpieces is handmade in Portland.

    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Made in the USA

    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Unique, artsy and made in USA!!!!

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