Jars & Canisters

In the past I had been putting these jewels in the Boxes section.  I decided as that since I will be expanding the jar and canister pieces that they should have their own page.  So here we go.  The biggest difference between a box and a jar or canister is the size and capacity.  So most likely some of the pieces in the boxes section are probably going to get their name slightly changed and added to this section.  Enjoy!!!


Naturally Colorful Pecan Jar


This beautiful jar is colorful indeed.  And naturally.  There are no stains or dyes or any color altering substances on this jar.  What you see is what Mamma Nature put before you.  All I did was finish it up.  I was heading towards sort of a bee hive shape with this jar and I think I got there to a point.  But, the shape is nice nonetheless.  I created a lip on the jar and burned a decorative line there.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil based wax.  The outside diameter is 5 ¼” with the inside lip being 4”.  The total height is 7 ¼” and the vessel height is 5 ½”.  The vessel depth is 4 ¾” and the volume measures at 3 cups.  I know I used pecans in the photos but you can put all kinds of tasty things in this jar including candy.  You know?  M&M’s?  And of course you might want to stash some treasures in it.  Whatever purpose you decide to use it for, it will do it well.  21Nov17  BXP85  $37.50 and $12.00 S&H


Lovely Red Oak Pedestal Jar


When you look at this jar turned from Red Oak you see some interesting grain patters as well as colors.  When I was sanding this jar I purposely left the inside not as smooth as I did the outside.  This was to give the jar a bit more of a rustic appeal.  Now you may put anything you wish in this jar as the wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and finished with two coats of a walnut oil based wax.  Using this type of finish gives the jar a nice hard long lasting natural finish that allows you to still feel the grain in the wood.  You will find the diameter at 6” with a height of 5” and a depth of 2 ½”.  The volume measures at 3 cups up to the brim.  The lid is inset for a better seal though certainly not airtight.  Ideal for putting your favorite nuts in as well as candies.  Enjoy and take advantage of this one of a kind treasure!  11Nov17  BXRO28   $35.00 and $12.00 S&H


Pecan Pedestal Candy/Nut Bowl


One thing about pecan wood is the wondrous colors of it.  This jar was turned from a branch that was originally about 8” in diameter.  Besides being used as a candy or nut jar, you might put jewelry and other nice items in it.  Personally I’d hide my own little stash of M&M’s in it.  It will hold 2 cups of them and that’s a fair amount.  The outside diameter is 5 ¼” with an inside lip diameter of 2 ¾”.  The total height is 7” and the depth is 3”.  Use it with total confidence as the wood was first sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture very heavy on the shellac.  I always mix a bit of oil in the shellac so it spreads and permeates the wood better.  With a combination such as this the jar has a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  19Apr17  BXP78  $37.50 and $12.00 S&H


The Ultimate Candy Jar


This is without a doubt what I would consider the ultimate in candy jars.  After all it was turned from beautiful pecan wood.  You just ain’t gonna get much better than that.  There were some cracks that did not go all the way through so I filled some with natural dust and clear glue and others with coffee grounds and even some powered copper.  All these combined with the natural colors of the wood make this something to behold.  Just picture this sitting on your table or desk full of your favorite treats.  It will hold 2 ½ cups of them so go ahead and tease the other folks around you with it.  The diameter is 9” and the inside diameter is 4”.  The total height is 4” and the vessel depth is 2 ½”.  The wood was first sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with straight shellac with some of it rubbed in by hand and then buffed.  This combination gives the jar a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  21Mar17  BXP77  $40.00 and $15.00 S&H


Extraordinary Pecan Candy/Nut Jar


Without any doubt this is a very special candy or nut jar.  Turned from pecan alone makes it special.  What makes it extraordinary is the natural coloration of the wood and the rustic appeal it has.  In the lid you find some worm holes and even one goes all the way through!  There is some minor stress cracks in the wood that I think just adds to the rustic flavor of the piece.  I burned 3 lines into the lid for extra decoration.  Now I’m not saying you just have to put candy or nuts in this.  It will hold whatever goodies or treasures you decide to put in it up to 3 cups volume.  Trust me in saying that’s a lot of M&M’s.  The diameter is 6 ¼” with a total height including the lid of 4 ¾” and a vessel depth of 2 ¼”.  The wood was first sealed wth food grade walnut oil and then finished with a mixture of walnut oil and shellac.  The mix was heavy on shellac for a better sheen.  This combination gives the box a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  To say the least it is a one of a kind item not to be passed up.  8Mar17  BXP75  $35.00 and $12.00 S&H