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This meticulously crafted black walnut box is a harmonious blend of nature’s finest woods. The foundation is black walnut, a wood revered for its rich, dark tones and grain patterns. But this box is more than just wood; it’s a compilation of craftsmanship and artistry.

Black Walnut Box with Elegant Accents

Black walnut wood turned box with beautiful accents by Anthony Yelapi.

  • Base and Center Accent Ring: The black walnut box rests on a sturdy red cedar bottom, providing stability and a touch of rustic elegance. The center accent ring, also in red cedar, adds visual intrigue—a subtle nod to the natural world.
  • Cherry and Rosewood Topper: Ascending from the base, the box transitions seamlessly into a cherry lid, exuding warmth and sophistication. As your eyes continue upward, they meet the rosewood, a great choice that adds depth and contrast.
  • Finial of Purple Heart: At the pinnacle of this walnut wood box sits the finial, a delicate yet impactful detail. Crafted from Purple Heart, it’s a vibrant accent that draws attention and invites curiosity.
  • Artisan Techniques: The box’s surface comes alive with texture—subtle spirals and veining that dance across the wood. These intricate details were expertly shaped using an array of turning tools, including the remarkable 1/2” spindle gouge by Carter & Sons Wood Turning Tools.
  • Finishing Touches: A coat of Valspar natural stain enhances the wood’s inherent beauty, while the semi-gloss finish adds a soft glow. Inside, the box is food-safe, ensuring that it not only delights the eyes but also protects treasured contents.

And here’s the delightful surprise: when you open this box, you’ll discover an inner spiral—a secret for you to savor and enjoy.

This turned Black Walnut Box is more than an object; it’s a testament to the fusion of artistry, nature, and passion.

Artist: Anthony Yelapi

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