This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Oxhorn Bucida Burl (Bucida buceras) with Betelnut (Areca catechu) cap. Also known as Florida Black Olive, Gregorywood, Bulletwood...Oxhorn bucida is a common ornamental tree of South Florida and the Keys. The burl, however, is definitely not common, and what a beautiful thing! This is also one of the hardest burl wood I have worked with. The Betel nut cap adds an exotic look to this 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 small daily pills, keepsake... Not recommended for long term storage of emergency pill, since I don't know how air/water tight the closure is. For a permanent seal, apply a thin layer of wood glue to the threads before closing. 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): 7/8" x 1-1/2"
-- 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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