This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Port Orford Cedar Burl (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana) with Ironwood Acacia (Acacia estrophiolata) cap. This cedar bears the name of a beautiful Oregon's coastal town. We had fun there one summer watching boats being hauled off the water into the only drydock port on the West Coast. Port Orford Cedar is one of the more unique woods growing in North America. It is very light, yet very strong, thus highly prized for boat building, cabinetry, furniture, doors, etc. Port Orford Cedar is also one of the most acid, pest and rot resistant woods known. The timber is rather plain, but not so for the rarely-seen burl! The swirls and curls are visual feast; the silky smooth surface nice to the touch, and the distinctive, spicey scent an interesting olfactory experience. Capped with Ironwood acacia, a Koa relative with nice brownish wood that goes very well with the light nut. This acacia is hard and dense, like the name suggest. Open this acorn up and take a sniff. You'll be surprise!
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): 2" 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
-- 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