This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Verawood (Bulnesia sarmientoi) with Royal Palm (Roystonea regia) cap. I like to have an inventory of colorful items for my shop and nothing brighten up the lot better than the unusual, green tinted Verawood. A relative of Lignum Vitae, this timber is hard and heavy. The green color will deepen with time. This is one of a very few woods that gets greener as it ages! The cap is what makes this acorn even more special. Royal palm is a common ornamental palm, but the "wood" is seldom utilized. Due to it's porous, stringy nature, it is the most difficult thing to cut thread with. It took me 4x longer to carefully thread this cap than with another well behaved hardwood. However, the shimmering result is totally worth it. So, once in a while, when I feel up to the challenge....And this one is a true challenge, with a a larger diameter to deal with than my previous attempts.
A nice box for your valuables. The screw-on cap ensures that your content is secured, good for jewelry, keepsake... Thought 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): 1-11/16" x 2-3/8"
-- 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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