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Exquisite containers...with a twist!

LV-2643  Holly & Live Oak Wooden Mushroom Trinket Box, Pill, Jewelry Box-SCREW CAP

LV-2643 Holly & Live Oak Wooden Mushroom Trinket Box, Pill, Jewelry Box-SCREW CAP

$ 75.00

This is a very special mushroom shaped box made out of American Holly (Illex opaca) with Interior Live Oak (Quercus wislizenii) cap.  It was my luck again.  I found a pile of oak trimming on the roadside, ready to be ground off into compost, so I rescured a few branches.  Hopefully, a few mushrooms will grow out from these branches.  A california native oak, this species has dense, light color wood.  What's fun about the oak is it's radial rays.  When turned with the pit centered, the rays pattern looks like gills of the mushroom.  The problem is, live oak likes to twist and turn as it grows, so a nice section with centered pit is not common.  Also, the wood tend to crack along the radial rays, all the way into the center when dried.  I like to retain a ring of bark as accent, but bark also tends to fall off when dried too quickly.  These are a few technical problems that make mushrooms the seasonal offering in my store. Here is the smallest one of the three I managed to make.  Looks delicious!

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): 1-5/8" x 2-3/4"

-- 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