This spherical box is turned from a piece of apple wood (Malus spp.) that features some lighter sapwood that contrast nicely with the dark heart wood and provides considerable visual interest. The spherical box sits on delicate base made from hard maple (Acer saccharum). The box itself features a friction fit - which means it stay together when handled or rolled across a surface, but can be separated without too much difficulty, The seam between the two halves is decorated with a subtle groove that does not detract from the almost perfect grain match. This spherical box was turned by hand, without the aid of any mechanical jigs and features an average wall thickens of about 4 mm providing an exceptionally light feel to the box when handled. A linseed-based oil finish enhances the natural depth and shimmer of the wood, and has been buffed to a pleasant shine, but still gives it a natural wood feeling. Like all wooden balls, this spherical box is almost mesmerizing to hold and handle. The base has been turned and textured on both the top surface and its underside, providing a little extra surprise and interest when the box is picked up. The perfect place to keep you most precious heirlooms, or as a conversation starter in your office.