This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Spalted Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) with Kou (Cordia subcordata) cap. Also known as the Nettletree or Beaverwood, Hackberry is a moderately long-lived hardwood native to North america. The wood has a light yellowish gray to light brown color with yellow streaks and is rather plain looking. However, this wood is pronge to spalting and is well known for it's incredible spalted pattern. Here is a good example of how the timber transforms itself into something spectacular. Capped with Hawaiian Kou, a rare dark wood with lighter streaks. This is one eyecatching acorn.
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): 2-1/4" 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
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