Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Birdseye Maple With Cardinal Wood Accents


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This urn is made from Birdseye Maple with accents of Cardinalwood. 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 1/2" x 8 1/2" x 4" (29.2 x 21.6 x 10.2 cm).

Internal dimensions are about 10.5" x 7.5" x 2.75" (26.7 x 19.1 x 7.0 cm).

Internal capacity is 215 cubic inches (3,523 cm3).

Access is from bottom which is secured with six screws.

Woods Used:

Birdseye Maple , Cardinalwood


Mitred corners reinforced with Cardinalwood keys.

Sides are solid 1/2" (13mm) thick Birdseye Maple

Top is made from solid woods into an assembly about 1/8" (3 mm) thick and laminated to 1/4" (6 mm) plywood. This construction prevents warping of the top. The interior side of the top is covered with a red faux-suede.