This is a very special mushroom shaped box made out of Willow Acacia (Acacia saligna) cap & Red Maple (Acer rubrum) stalk. Red maple is the State Tree of Rhode Island and is best known for it's brilliant scarlet foliage in autumn. Considered a soft maple, the wood is nevetherless fine grain. Willow acacia is a very nice ornamental tree. The long, narrow leaves sweep downward like that of a willow. Bright yellow mimosa-like flowers cover the tree in bloom season. The only problem is it litters a lot, dropping it's leaves, flowers, and seeds all over. My sister got tired of mopping up after this tree and one fine day, decided to cut it down. She gave me a few small branches and from those (with the help of my faithful lathe) a brand new species of mushroom sprouted. What a large beauty!
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): 5-3/8" x 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
-- 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 addresses