Small Box Made From a Beaver-Chewed Stick

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Small Box Made From a Beaver-Chewed Stick

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$65.00

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Handmade

Material

Wood

A small cylindrical box, suitable for holding toothpicks, matches, or whatever little doodads you like. Made from a 2-inch diameter branch of a pine tree that was chewed through by a beaver. The lid presses into place and fits snuggly, so you can pick it up by the lid. The lid is also keyed to the lower portion so you can only put it on the right way around, with the bark matching. As you can see, the bark of this branch is beautifully gnarly and richly colored, and the exposed inner wood also has some great coloring and is textured by the beaver tooth-marks.

In case you want to use this little box to hold wooden matches, I'll include a round piece of peel-and-stick match striking paper. This can be stuck onto the bottom of the box to light either safety or strike-anywhere matches.

The outer dimensions are 5 inches (12.5 cm) tall and about 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter. The inside dimensions are 2-1/4 inches (5.7 cm) deep and 1-1/4 inches (3 cm) in diameter. The piece is finished with polyurethane.

This box will be a delightful and unique addition to any setting, no matter what use you put it to. It would be ideal for holding fireplace matches in a vacation cabin, or a sweet reminder of the natural world for holding paperclips at an office desk. It's a charming little ornament even before one sees that it's an "artifact" of beaver industry, or that it pops open along a near-invisible seam to become a handy container.
A small cylindrical box, suitable for holding toothpicks, matches, or whatever little doodads you like. Made from a 2-inch diameter branch of a pine tree that was chewed through by a beaver. The lid presses into place and fits snuggly, so you can pick it up by the lid. The lid is also keyed to the lower portion so you can only put it on the right way around, with the bark matching. As you can see, the bark of this branch is beautifully gnarly and richly colored, and the exposed inner wood also has some great coloring and is textured by the beaver tooth-marks.

In case you want to use this little box to hold wooden matches, I'll include a round piece of peel-and-stick match striking paper. This can be stuck onto the bottom of the box to light either safety or strike-anywhere matches.

The outer dimensions are 5 inches (12.5 cm) tall and about 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter. The inside dimensions are 2-1/4 inches (5.7 cm) deep and 1-1/4 inches (3 cm) in diameter. The piece is finished with polyurethane.

This box will be a delightful and unique addition to any setting, no matter what use you put it to. It would be ideal for holding fireplace matches in a vacation cabin, or a sweet reminder of the natural world for holding paperclips at an office desk. It's a charming little ornament even before one sees that it's an "artifact" of beaver industry, or that it pops open along a near-invisible seam to become a handy container.

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