This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Bay Laurel Burl (Umbellularia californica) with Brown Oak (Quercus robur) cap. From the soil of my California home State, Bay Laurel is commonly seen along creek sides and canyon. A monotypic and endemic species, it even carries "californica" in it's latin name. For some reason, the name switches to Oregon Myrtle when it crosses over to that state. However, it is not a true laurel nor myrtle, just happen to have the spicy aroma. To me, the wood smells so good when turn, but for some, the smell gives them headache, so the tree is also known as Headach Tree. This species was valued by Native Americans as food source and medicine, the leaves had been used as a cure for.. headache, go figure. Today, it is well sought after as a world class tone wood with nice tight grain with a shimmering sheen. But we are looking at the burl here, and what a beauty with eyes, swirls and chatoyancy. The earthy brown oak compliments the light beige nut. The whole thing looks so cute and the tone so soothing to me. This is another one I really like!
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 symbol of prosperity and luck. This one is a unique gift.
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 2-1/8" x 2-1/2"
-- 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