This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Black&White Ebony (Diospyros embryopteris) & Greenheart (Chlorocardium rodiei) cap. Black & White Ebony is a wood like no other: the contrast is striking, the wild pattern is even more extravagant. This acorn was turned cross-grain to show off this beautiful timber. The Greenheart is not as innocent as it sounds, being both toxic and explosive. As a log dries, it builds up so much internal stress that it has a tendency to shatter suddendly and violently sending pieces of wood flying. While nontoxic and nonirritating to the touch, if one gets a splinter from this wood, the wound will invariably festers (no, I haven't tested that out, but it doesn't hurt to believe in this case). Troublemaker as it is, Greenheart has its desirable qualities: extremely rot-resistant, hard, dense, takes a nice polish. It also exhibits an unique olive green tint that perfectly complements the Black&White Ebony . Together they form this awesome acorn.
A nice box for your valuables. The screw-on cap makes this nature inspired box extra special and ensures that your content is secured, good for jewelry, keepsake... Through the ages, people has given out acorns as a symbol of prosperity and luck. This one is a unique gift.
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 1-7/8" x 2-1/2"
-- 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