This is a very special mushroom shaped box made out of Betelnut (Areca catechu) cap with California Buckeye Burl (Aesculus californica) stalk. I like to experiment with palm nuts, specially those with the beautiful pattern. These natural materials are hard and dense, often referred to as vegetable ivory due to the similarity in properties. Only here in my shop, you can find several species of these nuts transform into threaded caps: acorn cap, box cap, and mushroom cap. This mushroom was made from the betel nut, the nut that people chew for a slight stimulant effect. It is paired with wood from the Buckeye. Buckeye trees are easy to spot now with it's dendriltic silvery branches adorned by multitude of dangling fruits, like ornaments on a X-mas tree. This is one of my favorite species around here: beautiful leaves, massive flower heads, picturesque form, interesting fruit and bluish burl wood that looks like none other! The bluish stain Buckeye burl is something very special. It is one of the few wood that exhibit this kind of color, add the wild pattern and it is truly unique. So, here it is, a small mushroom with a secret compartment. Good for very small daily pills or small keepsake. The screw-on cap ensures that your content is secured, yet can be easily accessed.
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 1-1/4" x 2-3/4"
-- 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