This is a very pretty mushroom shaped box made out of French Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens) with Live Oak (Quercus wislizenii) cap. Boxwood is a hard and heavy wood from a slow growing, small shrub. It is the hardest and heaviest wood from the entire European continent. The wood is often used to make chess piece due to its extremely fine grain. Also a favorite wood for detail carving. The cap is fashioned out of a small live oak branch. Canyon live oak is the local species here with very dense wood, whiter than the Coastal variety. The radial rays of oak looks exactly like gills of mushroom, so make sure you turn this piece up-side-down and enjoy the patter. A ring of bark was retained for contrast and accent. I like this one!
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. This one is a unique gift for nature lover and mushroom harvester.
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 1-5/8" 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
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