This is a pretty acorn shaped box made out of Snakewood (Piratinera guianensis) w/ Black Poison Wood (Metopium brownei) cap. This is the most scary sounding wood combination I have ever used. But don't be alarm. The resulting acorn is completely harmless. Snakewood is the hardest wood from Africa with interesting dark and lighter bands that give rise to its common name. The only scary thing about snakewood is the very high price I have to pay for a nicely figured piece. Black Poison wood has toxic sap, but the dried heartwood is perfectly safe. It is also known as Caribbean Rosewood or Chechen, a popular wood for fine furnitures.
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. 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): 1-5/8" x 2-1/4"
-- 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/or 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 larger item
-- I ship via USPS First Class mail (or Priority/Express Mail upgrade). Combined shipping is the highest shipping cost plus $3 for each additional item. Free shipping for 5 or more items purchased at the same time