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LV-3146  Port Orford Cedar & Myrtle  Acorn Pill Box, Jewelry, Engagement Ring Box-AROMATIC

LV-3146 Port Orford Cedar & Myrtle Acorn Pill Box, Jewelry, Engagement Ring Box-AROMATIC

$ 115.00

This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Port Orford Cedar (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana) & Oregon Myrtle (Umbellularia californica) cap.  This cedar bears the name of a beautiful Oregon's coastal town.  We had fun there one summer watching boats being hauled off the water into the only drydock port on the West Coast. It is not a true cedar, so it is more accurate to call it by it's other name: Lawson cypress.  I don't known Mr. Lawson, but  I know Port Orford, so I rather call it by the long, tougue twisting name for the memmory it evokes.  The timber is rather plain, except here I have a very nicely patterned piece close to the root ball.  The timber emits a strong, distinctive, spicey scent for an interesting olfactory experience.  I did not seal the inside of this acorn so every time you open it, you cam inhale the aroma.  Cap with Oregon Myrtle for a full 'Oregon' favor.  Bay Laurel is a monotypic and endemic species.  Oregon Myrtle is also known as California Bay Laurel when it crosses over to that state.  However,  it is not a true laurel nor myrtle, just happen to have the spicy aroma.  The wood smells so good when turn, but the scent does not persist in finished piece.  The tree was valued by Native Americans as food source and medicine.  Today,   it is well sought after as a world class tone wood.  The wood has a nice tight grain with a shimmering sheen.  This is one special acorn!  

A nice box for your valuables. The screw-on cap ensures that your content is secured, good for  small jewelry, keepsake... Thought 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): 2-3/8" x 3"

-- 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/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