Box turned from Canarywood

November 30, 2021

This small box has been turned from a perfect piece of Canarywood   [Centrolobium spp., family Leguminosae], a tropical American hardwood distinguished by its beautiful coloring--ranging from yellow (hence its name) to orange, red, brown, and gold. It takes a beautiful, highlighting finish.

Because this box has been "end-grain turned" (i.e., in the direction of the wood grain), the grain patterns match up perfectly between top and bottom if the turning has cut away only a minimum of wood in dividing them (see first two photos).

2.75" dia X 3" high