Pod 1 ~ Walnut & Oregon Myrtle
The name of this piece is Pod 1
The box dimensions are 5" wide, 4" high, 5" deep.
Type of wood used in this piece is Walnut with Oregon Myrtle on the drawer front. The drawer is lined with suede material. There are no stains or dyes, rather only a protective finish, to enhance the natural wood color.
Walnut Characteristics: There is a distinct difference in color between the nearly white sapwood of walnut and the heartwood, which ranges in color from a deep, rich dark, almost chocolate brown to a purplish black. The wood often has a purplish cast with dark streaks. The tree is Native To: Native to the eastern United States, from southern Minnesota east to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, and south to the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, and Alabama. It is also grown in Texas and north through Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota.
Myrtle is grown and harvested in Oregon. Myrtle wood is renowned throughout the Pacific Northwest for its excellent machining and finishing properties as well as its beautiful color, spicy aroma, and figure. Also known as Bay Laurel, California Olive, Pepperwood, or Spice tree, this versatile hardwood grows only in Oregon and Northernmost California. Colors range drastically even in the same log so that a range from golden yellow, green, black, brown, tan, and violet can exist. Each blank is unique, making each project a one of a kind. Burl or fiddleback is a rare quality that very few Myrtle trees possess.