This is a very special mushroom shaped box made out of American Holly (Ilex opaca) stalk with Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina) cap. Looks like mushroom season is approaching here at my neck of the wood. Holly is the whitest wood available commercially, perfect for mushroom stalk! An ornamental tree native to Eastern North America, Staghorn Sumac is a wood that possess a green color, and more. The wood is porous so I had to spend a long time stabilizing and sanding before it became this shimmering rainbow. Staghorn sumac is a source of a natural dye and the wood also fluorest under black light! What a fun and unique thing!
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): 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
-- CA sale tax applies (8.25%) for shipping to CA addresses