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!!!


Touch of Coral White Oak Jar


White Oak presents opportunities for adding color to it such as red coral or turquoise.  Also to be considered is powdered copper or brass.  I added a bit of red coral to the lid on this jar.  I did not want to be overbearing with it so there is just a little bit of it added to some of the cracks on the lid.  There is also a trace of it in one spot on the inside.  This wood also displays it’s own great coloring that comes naturally as well as magnificent grain patterns.  Fantastic piece for keeping candies, nuts, and other fine things.  Not all of those fine things have to be edible, yet keep in mind it does hold 2 cups worth.  The diameter of the jar is 5 ½” with a total height of 4”.  The vessel height is 2 ½” and the depth is about 2”.  When you look at the knob on the lid you might be puzzled, so let me solve the puzzlement.  Yes, there is a small amount missing.  I started to go ahead and turn another lid until I looked at it again.  I decided I liked it like it was, so there you go.  Mystery solved!!!  Simple lines yet elegant and rustic in appearance.  3Apr19  BXWO4  $32.50   Free shipping within Continental United States


Elegant Pecan Wood Pedestal Jar


There is no doubt that this lovely pecan jar is elegant.  Clean yet simple lines highly define it.  Add to that the outstanding natural color of the wood adding in heaps of spalting, you gotta say WOW!  You need to also add a bit of knot holes and worm holes to it as well.  That gives a nice rustic and warm feeling to the jar.  Fill it with pistachios, or other nuts or even candies.  Lots of other tasty treats will fit in this jar that hold 3 cups.  You must also consider that the wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture.  Not sure just how many coats of the finish were applied as all was done with it spinning on the lathe.  But using a combination such as that gives the jar a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  The diameter is 6 ½” with a total height of 8 ½”.  The base diameter is 3 ¾” and the depth of the vessel is 2 ½”.  You know that if you have this jar sitting on your table or desk, someone is gonna ask about it.  13Feb19  BXP96  $40.00 and free shipping within Continental United States.


Flared 4 Sided Pecan Wood Jar


You have to admit this is an amazing and unusual shaped jar.  Not every person is gonna have one of these.  But, after seeing a lot of people are going to want one.  Turned from beautiful pecan wood that naturally shows you wonders of Mamma Nature.  You have for rustic appearances worm holes, spalting and even a couple of rough spots that would not sand out.  The lid has a little wiggle room to allow for the wood swelling due to high humidity.  The total height is 4 ½”, the length is 7” and the width is 6 ½”.  As you might have noticed the sides are not exactly even.  I decided to leave that alone as it adds to the handcrafted look.  The vessel depth is 2 ¼” and the volume is 2 cups.  That is a a very large handful and more of pistachios.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture.  Using a combination such as that gives the jar a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  A nice addition to any rustic wood working aficionado’s collection.  18Jan19  BXP95  $40.00 and free shipping within Continental United States.


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