|Project by woodshopmike||posted 07-17-2014 03:47 PM||1106 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
This beautiful vase is made from Box Elder and stands 8” tall x 4” wide. It features decorative bark inclusions along with a multitude of vibrant colors. Varying intensities of chatoyance are present throughout the vase, while being especially vibrant around the large bark inclusion near the bottom of the vase.
Box Elder is known for it’s beautiful red streaks that are showcased against a creamy white background. You will also see beautiful flecks of blue dispersed across the surface of this vase.
This vase is intended to be used as either a dry bud vase or simply for decoration. Due to the bark inclusions, this vase will not hold water without a glass sleeve.
I’ve finished the vase with a tung oil and polyurethane blend to seal and protect the wood. The red coloration will fade with age, which is unavoidable. However, this can be mitigated by not displaying the item in direct sunlight. Each piece of Box Elder will age differently, which means one piece may retain it’s characteristic red streaks for decades, while another may retain it’s coloration for a few years.
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