Salt Boxes & Treasure Boxes
Northwest Salt Boxes
Spalted Maple Treasure Boxes $31
Treasures come in all shapes and sizes. My boxes can hold your smaller treasures. This unique addition to any table, counter, dresser, or bedside table keeps your treasures near and dear. Some choose to use this box as a larger salt box.
This unique box shows off the amazing colors and patterns found in our Pacific Northwest spalted maple. Spalting occurs when the moisture content and temperature are just right for fungi to attack the tree. These fungi begin to slowly eat away at the wood. They form lines of defense, resulting in the stunning black lines seen in the photo. When the wood is harvested and dried, the fungi die and the process is halted.
I created an easy sliding lid for one-handed access. It has a madrone 'button' lid accent and a black velvet-lined compartment bottom to accent your stored treasures. The velvet can easily be removed for salt box use.
I machine and hand sand to a silky smooth surface, then hand-rub on an oil-wax finish to bring out the wood grain and make this box a pleasure to see and hold.
approximately 4½" L x 3½" W x 2" H
compartment is 2¾" diameter x 1¼" deep