Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Curly Maple With Roasted Maple Accents

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This urn is made from exceptionally Curly Figured Maple. The accents on the top are provided by bands of Roasted Bird's Eye Maple 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 10.9" x 8.9" x 3.8" (27.6 x 22.5 x 9.5 cm).

Internal dimensions are about 9.3" x 7.3" x 2.8" (23.7 x 18.6 x 7.1 cm).

Internal capacity is 190 cubic inches (3.1 L).

Access is from bottom which is secured with 12 screws.

Woods Used:

Curly Maple, Roasted Bird's Eye Maple


Mitred corners reinforced with Roasted Maple keys.

Sides are solid 3/4" (19 mm) thick Curly Maple

Top is made from solid 1/8" (3 mm) thick Curly Maple, laminated to 1/4" (6.4 mm) Baltic Birch plywood, with inlaid accent woods.