Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Roasted Curly Maple With Nogal & Black Walnut Accents

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This urn is made from a beautifuly figured piece of Roasted Curly Maple which has a spectacular undulating chatoyant pattern on the top. Inlays of Nogal and Black Walnut 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:

Roasted Curly Maple, Black Walnut , Nogal


Mitred corners reinforced with Nogal keys.

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

Top is made from solid 1/4" (6mm) thick Roasted Curly Maple with Nogal inlays and Black Walnut dowels.