This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of California Redwood Burl (Sequoia sempervivens) with Desert Ironwood cap. Redwood is the state tree of California and can grow to giant proportion. The species holds the world record for the tallest tree and can live for more than a thousand year, as its Latin name mean "Forever Living". The timber is widely used for constructions due to it's nice, warm tone and resistance to insect and decay, but the burly wood (which also holds the world record for the largest burl) is something truely special. I saw a redwood burl vessel for the first time in a State Park gift shop. I was seriously salivating over it, but I was a poor student back then... Now I can make my own redwood burl items, and still fall in love with them, everytime! Desert Ironwood is consider a precious timber, one of the only two from North American. The wood is very hard, heavy (one of the top ten heaviest wood and readily sinks in water), polishes up to a glassy finish and the swirly grain shimmers like gold. The American Indian believes that the wood will bring luck and good health to the people who carries it. Here you have it, two special timbers from California and Arizona.
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): 2-3/8" x 2-7/8"
-- 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