This is a very special mushroom shaped box made out of American Holly (Ilex opaca) with Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) cap. A few seasonal mushrooms are ready for your enjoyment. They are made from American grown Holly and California grown oak. These are rare species of mushroom that only available once in a while, since live oak branches tend to crack badly when dried, not to mention the knots and twists that rendered them unsuitable for spinning mushrooms. Thanks to the green recycling program in San Jose, I occasionally find a pile of live oak trimming on the curbside, ready to be collected and ground up for compost, I would rescue a few branches and hope for the best. This one is from Coast Live Oak. Here it is: a classic white saprophyte, looks good enough to eat! This one is relatively large. One of my art show visitors named this as "Boletus edulis", the most sought after wild mushroom!
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): 2-7/8" x 5-1/4"
-- 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