This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Asian Satinwood Burl (Lagerstroemia calyculata) with Greenheart (Chlorocardium rodiei) cap. From Southeast Asia, this Crape Myrtle relative is one of the most impressive flowering tree. The wood is often highly figured, specially with curly, fiddleback patterns that shimmer in 3D. Of course, it wasn't called Satinwood for nothing. The burl is even more special, choke full of eyes! A gorgeous nut like this deserve a special cap, and the interesting Greenheart makes the whole thing a visual feast. Greenheart is not as innocent as it sounds, being both toxic and explosive. As a log dries, it builds up so much internal stress that it has a tendency to shatter suddendly and violently sending pieces of wood flying. While nontoxic and nonirritating to the touch, if one gets a splinter from this wood, the wound will invariably festers (no, I haven't tested that out, but it doesn't hurt to believe in this case). Troublemaker as it is, Greenheart has its desirable qualities: extremely rot-resistant, hard, dense, takes a nice polish. I really 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 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): 1-7/8" 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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