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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.  Some might ask what is the difference between a box and a jar.  To me the main thing is the capacity.  To me if it's more than one cup, it's a jar.  So that's what I am gonna go by.

Beautiful Indian Rosewood Spice/Salt Box

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Indian Rosewood.  Oh, my what a beautiful looking wood.  This particular box will work great for a home cook, a professional chef, an herbalist, or someone who wants to keep a small stash of their favorite small goodies.  I’m not gonna get into what those goodies are as that varies so much from person to person.  The wood was all sealed with food grade walnut oil.  To make sure there are no scratches left behind it was then rubbed down with a wax with a fine grit in it.  Then all was buffed with a buffing wheel.  The finishing was accomplished with orange oil wax.  After it dried it was again buffed with a buffing wheel.  I went with the wax so the box would have a more natural satin like finish to it.  With these materials and methods, this box has a nice all natural finish.  The diameter is 3 ¾” with a total height of 2 ¾”.  The vessel height is 2 ¼” and the depth is 2”.  The volume of the box is ¾ cup.  BXIR2  11Jul22  $42.50  Qualifies for free shipping within the United States.

 

Unique Cherry Wood Box

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Firstly, I want to apologize for the dust particles that kept blowing in on this box while I was taking the photos of it.  I think this box in particular is unique as to its shape.  It is squatter than what I usually do.  But that adds to it in my opinion.   This box will have many uses.  Use it as a salt or spice box.  Or either as a tea or herb box.  Some might even use it as a box for their personal stash of M&M’s or favorite nuts.  It’s gonna look good no matter what you use it for.  The diameter is 5 ¾” with a total height of 3”.  The vessel height is 1 ½” with a vessel depth of 1 ¼”.  The volume measures at 1 cup.  The wood was sanded and then sealed with food grade walnut oil.  The finishing was done with shellac with a bit of walnut oil mixed in.  Using these materials and methods gives the box a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  27Apr22  $38.50  Qualifies for free shipping within the United States.

3 5/8" Pecan Wood Box

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It may indicate that I can be simple minded at times, but I do like simple designs most of the time.  The great looking salt/spice box out of lovely pecan wood is no exception.  The simple lines of this piece including the knob on the lid, makes this a really good looking piece.  With the grain patterns and natural colors what more could you ask for?  Don’t forget to take a gander at that little knot hole in the lid. The diameter of the box is 3 5/8” with a total height of 4”.  The vessel height is 2 ½” and the depth is 4 ¼”.  The volume measured at 1 cup.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil.  The finishing was done with shellac with a bit of walnut oil based wax mixed in.  Using these materials and methods gives the box a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  12Jan22  BXP115 $30.00

Lovely Mahogany Box

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For some time I was in a quandary as to what made a box a box and a jar a jar.  In my humble opinion I concluded that it was all about the volume that it held.  So, then the next thinking was what volume made a box a box and a jar a jar.  Again I concluded that if it was 1 cup volume or lower it was a box.  Such as for spices and herbs, etc.  Over 1 cup it became a jar for candy and nuts and other things.  A jar might even be used to hold keys and change.  The larger the more uses become apparent.  This box is 3 ¾” in diameter and 4” in total height.  The vessel height is 3” and the depth is 2 ¼”.  The volume is 1 cup.  The wood was first sealed with food grade walnut oil and then buffed with tripoli wood buffing compound.  After all of the and some touch up sanding, the finishing was done with shellac rubbed in with a soft 100% cotton sock.  Then it was buffed again with an old horse hair brush.  Using these methods and materials gives the box a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  29Sep21  BXMA3  $30.00 Free shipping within the United States

Rainbow Poplar Salt/Spice Box

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This is a rather amazing looking salt/spice box I think.  Turned from a wood called rainbow poplar, you will find the natural colors to be something else.  A really deep purple and brown gives this box a really great appearance.  The box is 3 ¾” in diameter and 3 ¾” in total height.  The vessel height is 2 ¾” with a depth of 2 14”.  The volume is right at 1 cup.  All of the wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then buffed with a tripoli wood buffing compound.  The finishing was done with shellac and then buffed again at high speeds.  Using these methods and materials gives the box a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  4Oct21  BXRP1  $30.00  Free shipping within the United States

Gorgeous Red Cedar Box

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