This is a petite mushroom box made out of French Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens) with Canyon Live Oak (Quercus chrysolepis) cap. Boxwood is a hard and heavy wood from a slow growing, small shrub, a very popular ornamental plant in gardens, particularly for topiary and hedges. It is the densest wood that the entire European continent has to offer. The wood is often used to make woodwind instrument, chess pieces, engraving and as ivory substitute due to its extremely fine grain. Also my favorite wood for turning, specially for intricate item like this tiny mushroom stalk. The centered oak with it's radial ray pattern and the natural bark ring serves perfectly as a mushroom cap. This one is the smallest one of its kind.
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" x 1-5/8"
-- 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
-- CA sale tax applies (8.25%) for shipping to CA addresses
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