Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Black Walnut

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This urn is made from an beautifully figured piece of Black Walnut. Purpleheart and Curly Maple inlays 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:

Black Walnut , Purpleheart, Curly Maple


Mitred corners reinforced with Purpleheart keys.

Sides are solid 1/2" (13mm) thick Black Walnut

Top is made from solid 1/2" (13mm) thick Black Walnut with inlaid bands of Purpleheart and Curly Maple.