This is a nice acorn shaped box made out of Red Zebrawood (berlinia grandiflora) with Black Walnut Burl (Juglans negra) cap. Red Zebrawood is also known as Berlinia, Aben, Poculi, and Essaben. This exotic hardwood comes mostly from West African countries such as Cameroon, Gabon, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Congo and Zaire. This timber resembles its close relative Zebrawood the difference is the red coloring and the lack of exciting odor.
Beside the delicous nut, walnut is one of the few species with dark woods from North America. The wood is utilized for furniture, gunstock, musical instrument and many other application.
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 2-3/8" x 2-7/8"
-- 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