This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Tamboti (Spirostachys africana) with Bocote (Cordia elaeagnoides) cap. Also known as African Sandalwood, Tamboti is a beautiful, lustrious brown timber, often with figure. The wood supposed to have a spicy scent that last for awhile, but I did not detect much. It is oily for sure, which is a joy when sanding: no wood dust, just a pile of clogged sandpaper. Bocote is also a very fine grain, slightly oily wood. I like it more and more for the nice golden color and wild dark streaks. The color combination of this acorn is closest to the natural colors of the real thing.
A nice box for your valuables. The screw-on cap makes this nature inspired box extra special and 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 2-1/4"
-- 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
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