Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Roasted Birds Eye Maple & Blistered Maple

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This urn is made from an beautifully figured piece of Roasted Bird's Eye Maple which includes some curly patterns. Wenge 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 capacity is 215 cubic inches (3523 cm3).

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

Access is from bottom which is secured with six screws.

Woods Used:

Roasted Bird's Eye Maple, Wenge, Blistered Maple,


Mitred corners reinforced with Wenge keys.

Sides are solid 1/2" (13mm) thick Roasted Bird's Eye Maple.

Top is made from solid 1/2" (13mm) thick laminated bands of Roasted Bird's Eye Maple, Blistered Maple and Wenge.