Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Black Walnut With Purpleheart & Curly Maple Accents

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This urn is made from Black Walnut. The accents on the top are provided by bands of Purpleheart and Curly Maple, 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 11.3" x 9.3" x 3.9" (28.6 x 23.6 x 9.8 cm).

Internal dimensions are about 9.5" x 7.3" x 3.0" (24.1 x 18.4 x 7.6 cm).

Internal capacity is 200 cubic inches (3.3 L).

Access is from bottom which is secured with 12 screws.

Woods Used:

Black Walnut, Curly Maple, Purpleheart


Mitred corners reinforced with Purpleheart keys.

Sides are solid 1/2" (12.7 mm) thick Black Walnut

Top is made from solid 1/2" (12.7 mm) Black Walnut with inlaid accent woods.