This is a very special mushroom shaped box made out of Red-Tip Photinia (Photinea x fraseri). Traditional hedge shrub, Photinia is very popular in the American south and also here in this part of San Jose. This mushroom sprouted from an old, overgrown hedge tree that was removed by my neighbor. I always keep an eye out for this wood, heavy and dense like the expensive boxwood, but with a warmer tone. A ring of tight bark was retained for accent. There is also a bit of natural dark stain in the log center that adds a lot of dynamic and character to this toad stool.
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): 1-3/4" 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
-- CA sale tax applies (8.25%) for shipping to CA addresses