Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Dark Roasted Curly Maple With Figured Walnut & Curly Maple Accents

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This urn is made from Dark Roasted Curly Maple. The accents on the top are provided by bands of Figured Black Walnut, Curly Maple and Cherry, 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 Osmo TopOil, an odourless hardwax-oil wood finish.  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:

Dark Roasted Curly Maple, Curly Maple, Figured Black Walnut, Cherry


Mitred corners reinforced with Cherry keys.

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

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