This is very nice apple shaped trinket box made out of Manzanita (Arctostaphylos pungens) with Mun Ebony (Diospyros mun) stem and threading insert. Manzanita is exceptionally fine grain but notoriously difficult to dry without checks or splits. One of my favorite wood out of almost 1000 species I have collected. Manzanitas are the most picturesque trees around here. The reddish, peeling bark trunks twist and turn, give the tree a weathered look with a lot of character. They grow in abundant here on the hillsides, but all my attemp to grow them in my garden has not been successful. My failure to domesticate this species heighten my appreciation for them. I like both its character and attitude. Manzanita wood is high on my favorite list. It is very dense with a beautiful dark red color. Trouble is the wood does not behave. The twisted trunks are small to begin with, and tend to split like crazy when dried. Thus, a large chunk of dried manzanita wood is a rare commodity. This special apple is probably the only one I can make from Manzanita at this size. Shallow cracks were filled with black resin as a signature of this species. Apple is a fruit with many symbols and meanings, great as an unique gift to your favorite teacher! I like this one!
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): 2-3/4" x 3"
-- 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, if applicable
-- 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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