In New England, the waning days of summer already bring an autumn splash of red in the low wetlands; Red Maples are transforming their green foliage to their namesake color. Let the fall display begin!  From one such tree comes this unusually patterned vase. The streaks are the result of stains caused by the Ambrosia beetle, which gives the wood its alternate name, "Ambrosia Maple".

Please note that the vase is intended to hold only dry materials. Do not put water in it.

The finish is hand rubbed, then buffed and polished with fine waxes to a semi-gloss sheen.

Diameter:  7 inches     Height:  6
1/2 inches 
     Price: $260
Shipping: $15 to U.S. destinations.  Contact me for international rates.

Australian Grass Tree Wood Vase (GT01)

This floor-standing vase is a minor tribute to the beauty of the spreading American Elms that used to cast their shade on so many of our avenues. In the last century or so those Elms gracefully flared into a classic vase shape with arching branches unlike any other tree's form. There are still some of these regal sentries to be found along town commons here and there, so appreciate them while you can, for they're coming down fast. It's a shame we're losing them to an introduced disease.


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American Elm Floor-standing Wood Vase (EL20)

The "Land Down Under" produces trees that not only look unlike our North American species, but often contain richly colored and showy wood.

When I came upon a length of weathered Australian Jarrah fencepost for sale, I couldn't believe such a handsome wood is used for such an unflattering purpose. But, one uses what's at hand.

Jarrah is a dense, heavy hardwood. This "weed pot" vase was turned from that fencepost, and some of the gray, weathered surfaces were left on the sides as a reminder of the harsh environment it lived in. It is intended to hold whatever dried weeds, twigs, feathers, or grasses you may enjoy displaying... search your yard or a meadow to see what you can find.


Please note that the vase is intended to hold only dry materials. Do not put water in it.

Semi-gloss finish.

Diameter:  3
3/4  inches

    Height:  101/4 inches 
     Price: $105
Shipping: $15 (max) to U.S. destinations. Contact me for international rates.   See Shipping for details.

Wooden Vase Gallery 1   

Fashioned from one piece of an American Elm log, the vase stands 291/4 inches tall. I can picture it in a foyer with some arching plumes of feathery reeds in it, replicating the branches.  Please note that the vase is intended to hold only dry materials, such as dried flowers, grasses, feathers, etc.  Do not put water in it.

Diameter: 6 inches   

    Height: 291/4 inches 
     Price: $425
Shipping: $22 (max) to U.S. destinations. Contact me for international rates.   See Shipping for details.

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Australian Jarrah Fencepost Wood Vase (FP35)

Red Maple Wood Vase (RM03)

"Grass trees" are native to Australia; they're neither grass nor trees, but an ancient perennial plant. They don't produce what we think of as wood, but do have a wood-like material at the root level; that's what this vase is turned from.  The rim is left in its natural texture.

Please note that the vase is intended to hold only dry materials, such as dried flowers, grasses, feathers, etc. Do not put water in it.

Diameter: 6 inches

    Height: 61/4 inches 
     Price: $125
Shipping: $12 (max) to U.S. destinations. Contact me for international rates.   See Shipping for details.