This is a very special acorn shaped box made out of English Bog Oak (Quercus robur) with English Brown Oak (Quercus robur) cap. A symbol of strength and endurance, Oak serves as National Tree for many different countries, USA included, and of course, England. For those who are not familiar with the bog oak, this piece of wood is more than several thousand years old. Oak trees fell into bogs and were buried and preserved. The black coloration is the result of such submersion under a specific condition. Needless to say, this one is rare. What's more, it is not a very well behaved wood that tend to crack up badly. This acorn came from a decent size, intact bog oak piece that I cut out from a block. The jet black bog wood is not hard enough to take thread so I used an ebony insert. The cap is from the very same species of oak that is still living today. It is a rather soft timber and barely suitable for threading, but I managed, because I like the special combination. You can see the same open grain and subtle pattern on both. The rustic look of the wood, the subtle streaks and porous grain give this acorn an earthy quality, couple with the unique history and the symbolic meaning of the oak, this acorn is truly special, specially at this size for bog wood.
A nice box for your valuables. The screw-on cap ensures that your content is secured, good for jewelry, keepsake... Through the ages, people has given out acorns as a symbol of prosperity and luck. This one is a unique gift.
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 1-5/8" x 2-5/8"
-- 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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