Handcrafted Jewelry Box ~ The perfect gift for the Woman you Love!
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The name of this Jewelry Box is "Skylarker"
The box dimensions are 5" high, 11" wide, and 6" deep.
The type of wood used in this Keepsake Box is Walnut with Buckeye Burl on the drawer front. The drawer is lined with suede material. There are no stains or dyes, but rather only a protective finish to enhance the natural wood color. This box was designed to celebrate the trees of the Serengeti.
This Jewelry Box has a secret drawer!
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.
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 tough 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.