Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Cherry With Padauk & Curly Maple Accents

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This custom-made companion urn is made from Cherry. The accents on the top are provided by bands of Padauk and Curly Maple, separated and defined by black veneer.

The interior has two compartments, separated by a removable Cherry divider.

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 an Osmo micro-porous wood oil. The resultant low-lustre finish is smooth, durable, and appealing.

Overall exterior dimensions are about 14.3" x 11.3" x 4.8" (36.2 x 28.6 x 12.1 cm).

Internal dimensions are about 12" x 9" x 3.8" (30.5 x 22.9 x 9.5 cm).

Internal capacity is 400 cubic inches ( 6.6 L).

Access is from bottom which is secured with twelve screws.

Woods Used:

CherryPadaukCurly Maple


The sides are made from a single board with waterfall mitre joints. That allows the natural pattern of the wood grain to flow all the way around the urn. Grain is matched on three corners.

Mitred corners reinforced with Padauk keys.

Sides are solid 3/4" (19mm) thick Cherry.

Top and base are made from solid 1/2" (13mm) thick Cherry.