This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Virginia Ironwood (Ostrya virginiana) with Black Walnut (Juglans negra) cap. There are a few species of American ironwoods, The one from Arizona desert is most well known. Here is another one from Eastern state, also known as eastern hophornbeam, this is another very hard and heavy wood that can sport wild grains. Here is the very figured form of this species. This wood have very pretty grains and polished up to a silky smooth feel. Capped with the domestic black walnut for contrast.
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 jewelry, keepsake... 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): 3" x 4-1/4"
-- 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 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