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Boxes

I think the title is rather self explanatory.  Someone is gonna say I am being tacky saying that but I can't help myself.  But what I will be placing here for your perusal are primarily salt and spice boxes.  Now these may also be used for herbs and teas as well.  You will find these useful whether you are a professional chef or the chief cook in the house.  So take a look and I bet you will find something you really like.

5 1/2" Mountain Cedar Treasure Box

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Lots of folks love cedar, including me.  It’s a real treat to turn cedar as it does make the shop smell so nice.  Now someone might say they have never heard of mountain cedar.  That’s OK.  It’s more common name in some regions is juniper.  Some even call it brown cedar.  No matter what you call it when you combine the natural colors and the grain patterns you have a nice looking box.  And, with the sunken stomas (gaps)  in the body and lid you have a real treasure box here.  Cedars of all kinds are not recommended for direct food contact. The diameter is 5 ½” with the total height at 3 ¾”.  The vessel height is 2 ½” and depth 1 ½”.  The volume measures at 1 ½ cups.  The wood was sealed with a couple of coats of food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil based wax.  This combination gives the box a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  Totally renewable with olive oil.  30Sep17  BXMC10  $30.00 and $8.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/548050132/5-12-mountain-cedar-treasure-box

5 1/2" Red Oak Goodie Box

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This attractive box turned from beautiful red oak is great for putting your goodies in.  Now goodies do fall into many categories.  They might be your favorite nuts, candies, to you name it.  So fill it up as this gem will hold 1 ½ cups of those goodies.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture.  Using this combination gives the piece a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  The diameter is 5 ½” with a total height of 3 ¾”.  The vessel height is 2 ¼” with a depth of 1 ¾”.  No doubt that when you look at the natural colors and grain patterns in this box you will just have to have it.  1Oct17  BXRO27  $30.00 and $8.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/548051486/5-12-red-oak-goodie-box

Beautiful Elm Salt/Spice Box

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When you look at this elm salt/spice box you almost think the wood has a marbled look about it.  But no matter how you describe the natural color of this wood you need to include beautiful.  The wood was sealed with a food grade walnut oil so you may use it with total confidence.  The finish was done with a mixture of walnut oil and shellac at about a 50/50 mix.  Mixing it this was lets you still feel the grain in the wood.  All of this combined gives the box a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  This finish is renewable with your regular olive oil.  Easy care instructions are included.  The outside diameter is 3 ¼” with the inside lip measuring 2 ¾”.  The total height is 3 ½” and the vessel height is 2 ½” and a vessel depth of 2”.  The volume measures at ¾ cup.  Certainly one of a kind so don’t wait too long on it.  30Aug17  BXE15  $25.00 and $8.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/540996266/beautiful-elm-saltspice-box

Decorative Spanish Oak Salt/Spice Box

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I was going for a potbellied stove shape while turning this nice spice box but did not quite get there.  The way it did turn out I believe is quite good looking.  With some decorative lines burned in on both the body and lid, how can you go wrong?  For most household cooks and even professional chefs this box is perfect in size as it holds right at ½ cup in volume.  Doesn’t sound like much but trust me it is.  Plus when you add the beautiful natural color of this wood it is hard to turn down.  Some may also know this wood probably by it’s more common name red oak.  All the same wood.  The outside diameter is 3 ¼” with an inside lip diameter of 2”.  The total height is 4” with a vessel height of 2 ¾” and a vessel depth of 2”.  The wood was sealed and finished with a walnut oil based friction polish.  Nothing wrong with a long lasting hard natural finish.  14Aug17  BXRO25  $25.00 and $8.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/537242298/decorative-spanish-oak-saltspice-box

Elegant Pecan Herb Box

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Storyline:  I have a pile of medium to small diameter logs that has been accumulating over a decent period of time.  The bark has come off of most of them so sometimes I am not always sure just what kind of wood it is.  This great looking rustic herb box came from that pile.  When I first started turning it I thought it was Red Oak.  Then as I went along with it I decided it probably was pecan.  Now I am using the word probably because I cannot say without a shadow of a doubt that it is pecan but it does look like it.  So, for titling purposes it will be called pecan.  Next thing is no you cannot have the basil I used for the photos.  You gotta get your own.  When dealing with older wood like this there will be flaws in it that just won’t come out but that is Mamma Nature at her best to me.  The diameter is 5 ½” with a total height of 4 ¼”.  The vessel height is 2” and depth is 1 ½”.  The volume measured at 1 cup.  Not bad at all.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mix that was heavy on the shellac.  Using this combination gives the box a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  10Jul17  BXP17  $30.00 and $11.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/541725187/elegant-pecan-herb-box

4 1/2" Bodark Spice Box

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When you look closely at this fine little spice box there are certain characteristics about it that stand out.  Look at the knob on the lid and you will see a knot.  I purposely left that for a rustic appeal.  Also for more rustic appeal there are some knot holes in the inside of the vessel.  There are other little idiosyncrasies  with this piece but I will leave them for you to explore!  The volume capacity of this box is about ¾ cup which is about average.  The diameter is 4 ½” with a total height of 3”.  The vessel height is 1 ½” with a depth of 1”.  The wood was finished with a walnut oil based friction polish for a high sheen.  Whether you are a professional chef or a household cook you will find this a useful item in your kitchen.  17Jun17  BXBA32  $25.00 and $10.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/523649814/4-12-bodark-spice-box

White Oak Salt/Spice Box

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A little while back I brought into the log yard a fair amount of white oak.  This happens to be the first turning completed from that wood.   This is a very nice wood that has a natural rustic appearance to it with the various colors and spalting it has.  This box is perfect for someone to keep salts, spices, herbs, teas and so on in.  I left the lid slightly loose to accommodate humidity swelling.  The diameter is 5 ½” and the total height with the lid on is 3”.  The vessel depth is 1” and the box has a capacity of about ¾ cup.  That may not sound like a lot to some folks but believe me it actually is.  The wood was first sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture that was heavy on the shellac.  Going heavy on the shellac in the mixture gives the box a nice sheen.  The combination gives the box a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  26Mar17  BXWO1  $25.00 and $8.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/507127188/white-oak-saltspice-box

5 1/4" Red Oak Trinket Box

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Now if you are a fan of the rustic, then this little trinkett box is perfect for you.  It holds 1 ¼ cup volume so that can be a lot of trinkets.  Or use it for spices or salts or whatever you wish.  This wood has several worm holes in it which certainly adds to the rustic effect.  The box is 5 ¼” in diameter, has a total height of 4”, and a vessel depth of 1 ½”.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a wax comprised of walnut oil and carnauba wax.  A combination such as this gives the box a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  Great gift idea or for that matter get it for yourself.  12Oct16  BXRO18  $25.00 and $11.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/471497624/5-14-red-oak-trinket-box

5 1/2" Red Oak 3 Corner Box

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This is a nice and unusual box that has lots of different uses.  You may consider using it as a salt or spice box, a goodie or treasure box, or even a little keepsake box.  Some might even keep a secret stash of M&M’s in it.  It will hold a fair amount measuring about 1 cup volume.  The diameter is 5 ½” with a total height of 4” and a vessel depth of 2”.    This will look really good sitting on your desk or even sideboard.  The wood was first sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a mixture of walnut oil and shellac very heavy on the shellac.  This provides more sheen to the piece.  The combination of walnut oil and shellac gives the box a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  5Feb17  BXRO22  $28.50 and $10.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/510219219/5-12-red-oak-3-corner-box

5 1/2" Elm Treasure Box

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Now some folks will look at this box and think that it is rather plain in design.  But I think the natural grain patterns and spalting make up for that by a long shot.  When you are looking for a box to put your treasures in, no matter what that might be this box will work very well.  It hold just under 2 cups in volume so that’s a lot of M&M’s or what ever else it is you put in it.  The wood was first sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture heavy on the shellac for more sheen.  With a finish such as that gives the box a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  The outside diameter is 5 ½” and the inside lip is 3 ¼”.  The total height is 5” and the vessel depth is 2”.  1Jan17  BXE11  $30.00 and $11.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/488880226/5-12-elm-treasure-box

Totally Unique Pecan Goodie Box

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This box is definitely a unique in design.  It has 3 corners which along make it stand out from many others.  There is also a bit of bark on one of the corners that has been reinforced with clear glue as well.  Another nice thing is that is all turned from pecan wood.  It just can’t get much better than that!  On the lid I did burn a line under the knob for decorative purposes.  The lovely grain patterns in the wood along with a tad bit of spalting make this one beautiful box.  Use it as a spice or salt box if you wish, or keep some nuts or candies in it.  All kinds of things will fit in it as it does hold a whole cup.  The overall diameter is 6” with an inside lip diameter of 2 ¼”.  The total height is 4 ¼” and the depth is 2”.  All the wood was first sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture.  This combination gives the box a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  29Dec16  BXP73  $30.00 and $11.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/501871263/totally-unique-pecan-goodie-box

4 1/2" Pecan Salt/Spice Box

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Pecan is one of the most beautiful woods that there is as far as I am concerned.  You just never know what color it will reveal to you.  This box is a more lighter color but still quite nice looking.  I burned some lines into the body and lid for a nice visual effect.  Great for keeping salts, spices, herbs, or even ground teas in.  The diameter is 4 ½” in diameter, 3 ¼” in total height and has a vessel depth of 2”.  The volume of the vessel is just at 2/3 cup.  A nice amount for it’s purposes.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture.  With a combination such as this the box has a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  25Apr16  BXP66  $25.00 and $10.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/291355181/4-12-pecan-saltspice-box