This is a very special mushroom shaped box made out of Photinia (Photinia fraseri) with Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) cap. Photina is one of my favorite wood for turning, the wood is comparable to Boxwood in density, but with a warmer tone. These shrubs never grow very big and is oftem use as hedges around here. My neighbor did a re-landscaping on their yard and some old growth Photinias has to be removed. I was very lucky to have obtained the wood and give it a second life as lustrous turned items. The cap is a centered branch wood from our native oak. The radial rays distribute themselves all around, like grills of the mushroom. A magnificent species, live oaks have spreading, twisted branches . It is the ideal tree to support a treehouse. We had spent a night in a treehouse atop a massive old live oak. It was a thrilling experience, specially for an acrophobe like me!!!
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): 1-5/8" 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 (9.25%) for shipping to CA addresses
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