This is a very cute mushroom threaded box made out of Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) with Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) cap. Persimmon is a true ebony species, the only native American ebony. It is heavy, hard and polishes well. The super hard wood is a favorite material for golf clubs. I found this plain wood works well as a mushroom stalk. What special about this mushroom is the oak cap. The radial rays of oak mimics the gills of the mushroom perfectly. A california native oak, this species has very dense wood. 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. So, I have to baby these logs, dried them in a bag, open and close the bag repeatedly along the way. These are a few technical problems that make mushrooms a seasonal offering in my store.
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): 1-3/4" x 2-5/8"
-- 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