This is a very special mushroom shaped box made out of Tarata (Pittosporum eugenioides). Also known as Lemonwood, Tarata is an attractive tree, commonly found here as landscaping hedges. It has glossy yellow-green leaves that when crushed emit a strong lemon scent. Sweet-smelling yellow flowers appear in spring and are followed by small green capsules. The wood is very hard, heavy, looks and feels like boxwood. I got a few branches of this otherwise hard to find species from my neighbor, who cut down part of their hedge for a driveway extension. When a branch wood dried without shedding it's bark, I have to incorporate that beautiful bark into the design, so here is another species of mushroom for your enjoyment!
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): 2-1/8" x 2-3/4"
-- 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 (8.25%) for shipping to CA addresses
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