This is a very special mushroom shaped box made out of Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) cap & Teak (Tectona grandis) stalk. It's mushroom season here now. I hunkered down and make a few of these cuties from dried branches salvaged from tree trimming around my neighborhood. I like oak for mushroom cap. The natural radial rays looks like gills of the mushroom, so don't forget to admire the underside of the mushroom cap.
Teak is the number one timber for marine and outdoor furniture applications. it's natural oils make the timber moisture, termite and pest resistant. Teak is durable even when not treated with oil or varnish. Native to SE Asia, it is a large tree with fairly large leaves. There was a stand of teak near my childhood house. I remember cranking my neck looking up at these tall canopies and got intrigued by these large leaves. I did not know they are teak until recently, by reading posts on a forum about the very same stand of teak. How connected the world has become! This mushroom is even more special, fashioned out of the rare burl of this timber. The dense pattern is just perfect for small item like this mushroom.
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): 3" x 3-1/8"
-- 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