This is a very special mushroom shaped box made out of Lemon Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus) cap & Brown Ebony (Caesalpina paraguariensis) stalk. This bottlebrush species is abundant around here as ornamental, but nobody seem to prune this tree for some reason, so the wood is rare. I found a small branch from the green recycle pile a while back and know that the textured tight bark will make a good mushroom cap, so here it is. From Argentina, Brown Ebony features dark chocolate brown tones with a pleasing grain pattern. It is not the true ebony species but has characteristics similar to Black ebony. I particularly like the warm tone of this wood and the subtle but nice grain pattern.
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" x 2-3/4"
-- 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
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