This is a very special mushroom shaped box made out of
Dogwood (Cornus florida) with Golden Rain Tree (Koelreuteria paniculata) cap. This is a new species of mushroom with interestingly named timber. Golden Rain got its name from its yellow panicles of flower and then seed pods. The cap is from salvaged timber of tree trimming around my place. I got two of these street trees in front of my house. This species is a resilient one. I have been battling unwanted seedlings from these trees every year. I was surprised to see that this species holds its bark well, so here it is another cute mushroom with the Dogwood as the stalk.
Nothing beats the beauty of mass blooming Dogwoods in early Spring, especially along the side of a flowing stream. What a sight to remember! Native to North Eastern US, Flowering Dogwood is the state tree of Missouri and Virginia. The wood has a nice pink tint with subtle coloration and is very hard and dense. Hard enough that it was used to make golf club, mallet and butcher block, among other things. Well, I think it looks best made into a mushroom like this one!
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): 2-1/2" x 3-3/8"
-- 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