Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Black Walnut With Patterned Wood Inlays


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This urn is made from a beautifully figured piece of Black Walnut. Patterned wood banding is inlaid 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 twelve screws.

Woods Used:

Black Walnut, Bubinga, patterned wood banding


Mitred corners reinforced with Bubinga keys.

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

Top is made from solid 1/2" (13mm) thick Black Walnut, with inlays of patterned wood banding.