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.

Hollow Form "Flying Saucer" Pecan Goodie Box


Now, how about this!?!  A truly unique shaped box for your goodies or treasures.  Basic shape is like a flying saucer, with the interior hollowed out also making this a hollow form piece.  Wasn’t sure just which category to put it in so I decided on boxes.  Turned from truly magnificent pecan wood, this piece has everything that would make a rustic fan happy.  You have some worm holes, you have natural edge, you have spalting, and even a knot hole or two.  Just doesn’t get any better than this.  This box holds a nice amount of 3 cups.  The outside measures 8 ½” and the inside lip is 2 ¾”.  The total height is 5” and the vessel height is 3 1/4”.  The depth of the vessel is 2 ¾”.  The hollowing of the interior follows the exterior fairly well.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil and shellac mixture.  A combination such as this gives the box a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  26Mar19  BXP98  $42.50  Free shipping within Continental United States.


Winged Pecan Wood Goodie Box


Now you have to admit that this is rather neat looking!  A goodie box, turned from beautiful pecan wood that has wings.  And seeing that the wings hang down, I guess you might even call them gull like wings.  Maybe?  This lovely box has many uses.  Use it as a salt or spice box if you wish, put small jewelry in it, and even your own personal stash of pistachios.  It holds one cup in volume.  The height is 3” with the widest point being 7 ¾” and the narrowest is 5 ¾”.  The inside diameter is 4 ½” and it is 1” deep.  The lid is loose fitting enough to allow for swelling due to humidity changes.  You will find luscious grain patterns and a small amount of spalting.  On one corner there is something of a knot hole that did need a little reinforcing.  That was done with clear glue and natural dust.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a combination of walnut oil and shellac.  This mixture provides the box a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  18Mar19  BXP97  $30.00 Free shipping within Continental United States.


Colorful Pecan Wood Spice Box


If you want a beautiful yet out of the ordinary wood spice or herb box then this is what you are looking for!  First of all pecan wood is really great looking on it’s own.  Then when you add the crushed powdered turquoise added full circle on the rim you really have something.  Lest we forget the line burned into the lid for extra measure.  Combined you have something super duper!!!   When you consider that the wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil and shellac mixture, you know you have something that will last a long time.  After all there is nothing like a long lasting natural finish, is there?  Nope.  The outside diameter is 4 1/2” with the inside at 3 ¼”.  The total height is 3 ¾”, vessel height is 2 ¼” and the vessel depth comes to 1 ½”.  The volume is measured at ¾ cup.  You will find a couple of natural pitting flaws in the wood that do not hinder it’s usage in any way but do add to the rustic appearance of the piece.  13Jun18  BXP88  $27.50  $8.00 S&H


White Oak Salt/Spice Box


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