Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Black Walnut With Roasted Curly Maple & Zebrawood Accents

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This urn is made from Black Walnut. The accents on the top are provided by bands of Roasted Curly Maple and Zebrawood, separated and defined by black veneer.

Except for black veneer, 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 carnauba.  The resultant finish is smooth, durable, and appealing.

Overall exterior dimensions are about 11.0" x 8.7" x 3.4" (28 x 22 x 8.5 cm).

Internal dimensions are about 10.4" x 8.1" x 2.8" (26.5 x 20.5 x 7.2 cm).

Internal capacity is 200 cubic inches (3.3 L).

Access is from bottom which is secured with 12 screws.

Woods Used:

Black Walnut, Roasted Curly Maple, Zebrawood


Mitred corners reinforced with Zebrawood keys.

Sides are solid 3/4" (19 mm) thick Black Walnut

Top is made from solid 1/4" (6mm) Black Walnut with inlaid accent woods.