This is a unique threaded box made out of Ambrosa Maple (Acer macrophyllum) with Black Walnut (Juglans negra) and abalone inlay. Big-Leaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum), the grande dame of the maple family, generously spreads her arms to shade all who seek shelter under her umbrella. In autumn the foliage turns to glorious shades of gold and orange. Ambrosia refers a particular type of maple that has been infested by ambrosia beetles. The beetles bore into the tree, and with it bring fungus that discolors the wood, giving it even more character, just what I like for a unique object. If that wasn't enough, abalone inlay make this super-special! Capped with another burl grown in California, walnut is an important commercial species for its nut and also the popular dark wood. This vessel is a beauty and a rarity! The screw-on cap ensures that your content is secured. It is a beautiful decorative item as well as functional.
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 5-1/2" x 4"
-- All wood items were hand turned and/or hand threaded on a lathe. Hardwood threaded inserts were used for woods that do not accept threading well
-- The item was sanded to 1200 grid for a mirror finish and sealed with a food-safe varnish, if applicable. For hard, fine grained wood with a natural shine, only wax and oil were applied
-- Each piece offered is a unique item. The design may be repeated but the dimension and wood combination, and or decorative accent will be different.
-- Artist signature and catalog number will be inscribed on the item, if possible
-- I ship via USPS First Class mail (or Priority Mail if requested). Combined shipping is the highest shipping cost plus $2 for each additional item. Free shipping for 5 or more items purchased at the same time
-- CA sale tax applies (9.25%) for shipping to CA address