Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Curly Maple With Cardinalwood Accents

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This urn is made from Curly Maple and Bird's Eye Maple. The scene on the top is framed by bands of Cardinalwood, 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 9.0" x 3.8" (28.0 x 22.9 x 9.5 cm).

Internal dimensions are about 9.5" x 7.5" x 3.1" (24.1 x 19.1 x 7.9 cm).

Internal capacity is 220 cubic inches (3.6 L).

Access is from bottom which is secured with 12 screws.

Woods Used:

Curly Maple, Bird's Eye Maple, Cardinalwood


Mitred corners reinforced with Cardinalwood keys.

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

Top is made from solid 1/8" (3 mm) thick Bird's Eye Maple framed by the accent woods, laminated to 1/4" (6.4 mm) Baltic Birch plywood.