This is a very special mushroom shaped box made out of Golden Rain Tree (Koelreuteria paniculata) cap with Black Chacate (Guibourtia conjugata) stalk. Another new species of mushroom with an interestingly named timbers: Golden Rain got its name from its yellow panicles of flower and then the more showy balloon-like seed pods that rain--not gold--but round, black seeds all over the place. I got two of these street trees in front of my house. This species is a resilient one. I have been battling unwanted seedlings from these trees every year. If I neglected to pull these seedlings for a season or two, good luck getting rid of them without resort to chemical warfare. I was surprise to see that this species dried without much splitting and held its bark well, so here it is, another cute mushroom with the dark, dense Black Chacate stalk. I really like the contrast in this one.
This threaded box can be used to hold small valuables...The screw-on cap ensured that your content is secured; also serves as a unique gift for nature lovers.
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 2-3/4" x 3-1/2"
-- 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
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