This is a very special mushroom shaped box made out of Real Yellow Wood (Podocarpus latifolius) cap with Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) stalk. Real Yellowwood is the national tree of South Africa and is protected there. The timber is seldom seen. It is, of course, yellowish and very fine grain with subtle figure. Being of similar climate, this species thrive here in the Bay Area and is often used as ornamental tree. This piece of wood was salvaged from tree trimming around my neighborhood. The stalk is dogwood, another popular ornamental tree, but the wood is seldom available.
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): 2-3/4" x 3-1/2"
-- All wood items were hand turned 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 were 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, if possible
-- 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 (9.25%) for shipping to CA address