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LV-5169 Birdseye Maple  & Valley Oak Wooden Mushroom Keepsake Box, Pill, Jewelry Box-THREADED

LV-5169 Birdseye Maple & Valley Oak Wooden Mushroom Keepsake Box, Pill, Jewelry Box-THREADED

$ 89.00

This is a very special mushroom shaped box made out of Valley Oak (Quercus lobata) cap with Birdseye Maple (Acer saccharum)  stalk. This is the first time I came across a pile of valley oak trimming.  So happy to have a few mushroom caps from this species.  The magnificent valley oak is one of my favorite with impressive umbrella canopy and gnarly branches.  There is a huge one down the street near my place.  We watched it nervously as a developer came and start building new homes.  My sister said she is not the tree hugging type but would prepare to get in the way if they cut this beauty down.  They didn't.  Instead, they named the new street "Valley Oak Loop".  Good judgement!.  The wood is dense and contrast nicely with the rough bark thatI left as accent on the rim of the cap.  Oak looks awesome as mushroom cap because the gills of the mushroom are already built in with the oak's radial rays.   Birdseye is a rare figured wood with interesting shimmering dots or eyes in hard maples. This type of figure does not happen very often, so Birdseye maple is considered a luxury timber. 

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): 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"

-- 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