Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Roasted Curly Maple & Blistered Maple

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This urn is made from a beautifully figured piece of Roasted Curly Maple which has a spectacular undulating chatoyant pattern. Cardinalwood and Blistered Maple provide the accents on the top. No stains or dyes have been used. The rich colours that you see are the natural colours of the finished woods.

Interior and exterior are finished with Danish Oil, a penetrating resin. Exterior is further finished with a three-stage wax process, the final stage being carnuba.  The resultant finish is smooth, durable, and appealing.

Overall exterior dimensions are about 11 3/8" x 8" x 4 1/2" (28.9 x 20.3 x 11.4 cm).

Internal dimensions are about 9.5" x 6.5" x 3.5" (24.1 x 16.5 x 8.9 cm).

Internal capacity is 215 cubic inches (3523 cm3).

Access is from bottom which is secured with six screws.

Woods Used:

Roasted Curly Maple, Cardinalwood, Blistered Maple,


Mitred corners reinforced with Cardinalwood keys.

Sides are solid 1/2" (13mm) thick Roasted Curly Maple.

Top is made from solid 1/2" (13mm) thick laminated bands of Roasted Curly Maple, Blistered Maple and Cardinalwood.