Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Black Walnut With Patterned Wood Inlays

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This urn is made from a beautifuly figured piece of Black Walnut which has a spectacular undulating chatoyant pattern on the top. Inlays of patterned wood banding give the top a unique look. 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 10 1/2" x 8" x 3 3/4" (26.7 x 20.3 x 9.5 cm).

Internal dimensions are about 9.5" x 7" x 3" (24.1 x 17.8 x 7.6 cm).

Internal capacity is 200 cubic inches (3277 cm3).

Access is from bottom which is secured with twelve screws.

Woods Used:

Black Walnut , Lacewood, wood banding


Mitred corners reinforced with Lacewood keys.

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

Top is made from solid 1/4" (6mm) thick Black Walnut with inlaid wood banding.