This custom “One of a Kind” Keepsake Box is made from rare Quilted Chechen (Metopium browneii): from Central America, Mexico, Yucatan and is red to golden-brown, with lots of variation. Size ranges from 18-24" in diameter reaching up to 50 feet in height. Sap is said to be caustic and should be avoided, but the wood is not. The wood Texture is fine and uniform, pores barely visible; grain often interlocked. The wood works with some difficulty due to its hardness and density, and sharp tools must be used. Easy to finish and takes an excellent polish. The top is made from Goncalo Alves (Astronium, spp) also know as Tigerwood is boldly striped specie which has an orangish/reddish brown background with wide dark brownish black striping. Found in Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala, and Mexico. Tigerwood, as the name suggests, is specie which exhibits a wide range of color/striping. The striping can vary from fine lines to bold, brush strokes. The background color can range from light tans to darker orange browns. Tigerwood exhibits a large degree of color change with a pronounced darkening of the background under the stripes from an orangey tan to a deep reddish brown color, which then in turn makes the striping less contrasting and more subtle. This one of the hardest woods you will find. Tigerwood is 170% as hard as red oak (2160 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for red oak).
Size is approx. 5 x 8 x 3 inches. Item number 870 Cost $135.00 (Free Shipping)
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