This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Manzanita burl (Arctostaphylos pungens) with Red Palm (Cocos nucifera) cap. Manzanita is a beautiful shrub with contorted, red bark branches that grows on the foot hills of California. The wood is exceptionally fine grain but notoriously difficult to dry without checks or splits. One of my favorite wood out of almost 1000 species I have collected. The burl tends to grow larger but also full of voids and inclusion. Here is a piece of perfect burl, with subtle and beautiful figure. The cap has the interesting polka dot pattern of cross-cut Red Palm wood. It was not easy to thread this wood, but the result is so eye catching and is perfect for an acorn cap. I like this one!
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 3-1/4"
-- 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