In late summer each year, the birds frantically mob mulberry trees to gorge on the tasty fruits hanging like jewels from the trees. And when a mulberry tree comes down, woodturners often exhibit the same kind of behavior to get at the bright yellow wood. Although it often slowly changes from bright yellow to a beautiful russet color, the wood of Red Mulberry is universally appealing. It's even more cherished when burl figure is involved, as in the case of this keepsake box.

Soft, semi-gloss finish.
Diameter: 5
1/2 inches 
    Height: 4
1/2 inches to top of pull

     Price: $140
Shipping: $12 to U.S. destinations.  Contact me for international rates.

Amboyna Burl (Narra) Wood Treasure Box (BX64)

Slippery Elm & Gingko Carved Wood Box (BX81)

Slippery Elm (aka Red Elm) is the medium brown shell of this wooden box, forming the carved tree silhouettes and lid. A liner of Gingko was inserted after the carving was completed, and the box was hollowed. The lid is topped with a pull of Black Palm.

Medium-gloss lacquer finish.

Diameter: 3
1/4 inches
   Height: 3
3/4 inches  

     Price: $135
Shipping: $12 to U.S. destinations. Contact me for international rates.

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Amboyna Burl is arguably the king of burls, and is very desirable and expensive. While this piece does not have the birdseyes that give Amboyna burl its greatest value, it has very rich coloration and grain patterns. Amboyna has a somewhat pepper-like spicy aroma. This wood, in its non-burl form, is also known as Narra.  A rare piece of Marri forms the pull on the lid. There is a small bead detail at the bottom of the box.

This dense, hard wood has been polished to a satin lustre.

Diameter: 4 inches
   Height: 4 inches

     Price: $140
Shipping: $12 to U.S. destinations. Contact me for international rates.

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Mulberry Burl Keepsake Box (BX134)

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