Black Cherry with Yellow Cedar Inset


This box is turned from a piece of black cherry (Prunus serotina) and features an inset lid made from yellow cedar burl (Callitropsis nootkatensis). The burl lid is thin and delicate, and fitted with a diminutive knob made from ebonized hard maple (Acer saccharum). The subtle, dome shape of the lid compliments the overall shape of the box and almost magnifies the burl figure. The bottom of the box and the underside of the know are both decorated with texture to provide a little surprise when the box is handled or opened. The cherry body of the box has been finished with Danish oil and buffed to a pleasant satin sheen that provides protection while still giving unmistakable feel of wood. The cherry in this box has already started to develop the deep rich patina that cherry so famous for and will only get better with time and features a small patch of lighter sapwood that provides even more character and interest. In contrast, the top of the lid has been finished with several coats of lacquer and buffed to a high gloss to emphasize the figure and depth of the burl. Weighing just 18 grams, this delicate box is the perfect place to keep your most precious earrings, cuff links, or other keepsakes.

Dimensions: 54 mm high x 60 mm wide

Weight: 18 g

Date Created: May 9, 2012


Date Sold: Aug. 3, 2022

Project Type: Turned Boxes

Tags: burl , inset , ebonized


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