This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina) with Verawood (Bulnesia sarmientoi) cap. An ornamental tree native to Eastern North America, Staghorn Sumac is another wood (beside Lignum Vitae and Verawood) that possess a green color, and more. Looking at this cross cut acorn, I can see many shades of green... and yellow... and red... The wood is porous so I had to spend a long time stabilizing and sanding before it became this shimmering rainbow. Staghorn sumac is a source of a natural dye and the wood also fluorescent under black light! What a fun and unique thing! And, of course, it have to pair with the green Verawood. If you believe in "Go Green", this is it.
This is a nice box for your valuables. The screw-on cap makes this box extra special and 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 for the "hard to give" people on your list!
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 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
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