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As a scuba diver, I get to places that are undisturbed by humans or even by time. This box was built with a piece of Teak wood that belonged to the ship Vizcaya that sunk in 1890 in New Jersey waters. In the first picture there is information about it, and in the top part, I marked the spot where I retrieve this beautiful piece of teak. In the bottom of the sea, at 80 feet deep, this piece, that measure 4”x4”x6’, did not look beautiful at all. On the contrary, it was coated with mineral deposits, and stained, and even consumed by sea worms. I did have my doubts about it, and until I sliced it open, 2 years later, I did not know what to expect.
As you can see in the second and third picture the good wood was hidden under all this timeworn surface. I tried to build the box in a rustic design, to match older ways of building boxes, and there is not finish at all. If it lasted all this years under water, it should be good for a few more centuries. The lid, on the outside was left undisturbed, and the inside was sliced and planed only, no sanding, no finish.