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The name of this piece is "Bubbles"
The dimensions are 6.5" high, 11.5" wide, 6" deep.
This Jewelry Box has a Secret Drawer!
The type of wood used in this piece is South American Monkey Pod with Buckeye Burl o the drawer front. The drawers are lined with suede material. There are no stains or dyes, rather only a protective finish, to enhance the natural wood color.
South American Monkey Pod ~ wavy, interlocked grain with a coarse texture.
Boards often feature a variety of colors (not uniform) from medium leathery brown to dark chocolate brown. A rather gigantic tree that may reach 100-125 feet tall with a trunk 36-48'' in diameter. Boles are short, thick, and often crooked. The Monkey Pod tree grows in Central and South America; Belize, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Brazil, Bolivia.
The buckeye tree is medium-sized, reaching less than 100 feet with a trunk diameter of up to three feet. Its wood is relatively light in weight as well as color. When burl is part of its composition, dark areas are also prominent. The wood also has a unique texture. When cutting tools are applied, fine dust, rather than shavings, is produced. This characteristic lends itself to a smooth finish. However, it is also very porous. So, extra amounts of polish or finish material are needed to protect the finish.
Buckeye Burl is an unusual species. Colors range from blue-black to golden whites with a nice mixture in between. Buckeye is a very difficult and expensive wood to mill. Some of the obstacles faced when milling are rocks, sand, dirt, bullets, and rattlesnakes. Yes, rattlesnakes inside the voids in the burl! The Base of the tree (root wad) that is underground produces 90% or more of the burl. The burls can range from 50 pounds up to several thousand in their natural state. When converting a burl into usable wood there is usually between 60-75% waste.