This is a very special mushroom shaped box made out of Willow Acacia (Acacia saligna) cap & Black Walnut Burl (Juglans negra) stalk. Beside the delicous nut, walnut is one of the few species with dark woods from North America. The wood is utilized for furniture, gunstock, musical instrument and many other application. Willow acacia is a very nice ornamental tree. The long, narrow leaves sweep downward like that of a willow. Bright yellow mimosa-like flowers cover the tree in bloom season. The only problem is it litters a lot, dropping it's leaves, flowers, and seeds all over. My sister got tired of mopping up after this tree and one fine day, decided to cut it down. She gave me a few small branches and from those (with the help of my faithful lathe) a brand new species of mushroom sprouted. What a beauty!
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): 3-3/4" x 3-3/4"
-- All wood turned items were hand made 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 was 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
-- 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 addresses