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Handcrafted Maple Burl Wood Box, Wooden Jewelry Box, Desk Organizer, Home Decor, Fiddle Back Figure

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This wood was scrap from projects that came from a historic maple tree that died in the Fifth Street Neighborhood of Eugene, Oregon, where I grew up. The majority of the wood is being used to make tables for a new hotel in the neighborhood by our friend Seth who cut & milled the tree.

There is so much happening in this gorgeous box that it is easy to get lost in it's beauty. All this activity was caused by a burl that developed in the tree as a reaction most likely to the constraints of the asphalt & cement constricting her growth. However, the lingering effects are stunning. The fiddle-back pattern is best described as a wave of light that flows perpendicular to the wood grain. It is called "fiddle-back" because of the traditional use of this figured wood in instrument making. There are also birds eyes and other minute detail in this glorious piece.

We finish all of our woodworking with Clapham's Beeswax Salad Bowl Finish and we NEVER use stains. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. If you would like to see more of our rattles, boxes, and spirit shakers please enter our Etsy shop at:

Exterior Dimensions: 3.75" x 2.75" x 2.25"
Interior Dimensions: 3" x 2" x 1.25"

The first four photos are of this box from different angles. The final photo is of a maple tree in our valley dressed in her finest fall colors.

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Handcrafted Maple Burl Wood Box, Wooden Jewelry Box, Desk Organizer, Home Decor, Fiddle Back Figure


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: maple burl wood, certified non toxic wood glue, removable felt lining, beeswax, laughter
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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