Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Curly Maple With Inlaid Wood Banding

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This urn is made from exceptionally Curly Figured Maple. The accents on the top are provided by wood banding and a Bubinga dowel at the interesction of the banding inlays.

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, Bubinga


Mitred corners reinforced with Bubinga 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 mm) Baltic Birch plywood, with inlaid accent woods.