This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Manzanita (Arctostaphylos glauca) with Leopardwood (Panopsis rubellens) cap. Manzanitas are the most picturesque trees around here. The reddish, peeling bark trunks twist and turn, give the tree a weathered look with a lot of character. They grow in abundant here on the hillsides, but all my attemp to grow them in my garden has not been successful. My failure to domesticate this species heighten my appreciation for them. I like both its character and attitude. Manzanita wood is high on my favorite list. It is very dense with a beautiful dark red color. Trouble is the wood does not behave. The twisted trunks are small to begin with, and tend to split like crazy when dried. Thus, a large chunk of dried manzanita wood is a rare commodity. Leopardwood comes from South American jungles. It has interesting lacey pattern with large, shimmering dots that beautifully complement the Manzanita. I really like this one!
A nice box for your valuables. The screw-on cap ensures that your content is secured, good for small jewelry, keepsake... Thought 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): 3" x 3-3/8"
-- 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