This spherical box is turned from a nicely figured piece of Hard Maple (Acer saccharum) and sits on a base made from Black Cherry (Prunus serotina). The box itself features a loose friction fit - which means it stay together when handled, but is easily opened when desired. The seam between the two halves is decorated with two burned grooves. 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. Finished with a durable oil finish and buffed to a high gloss, this 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. This is an heirloom quality box that will be in your family for generations.