Tobermory

CLICK FOR MORE INFO – Old and new cedar from the beautiful Bruce Peninsula near Tobermory was used to bring attention to the harmony of light and dark in this urn.  The new cedar (light in colour) used for the body of the urn was locally sourced at Watson’s sawmill in Tobermory. The old cedar (dark) was harvested from branches of a dead cedar, still standing proud, that had aged in the sunlight. This urn has two pegs which lock the lid in place.

Finished with tung oil and beeswax. Outside dimensions 8″(h) X 9″ X 7.25″. Inside dimensions 5″(h) X 6.25″ X 5″. 155 cu. in. (approx.)

For sale: $400

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Iroko

CLICK FOR MORE INFO – This urn began with a piece of an apricot tree that I cut down at my sister’s home. There are rich orange and yellow tones in the apricot pieces which are book matched on the lid. The urn body is iroko and the dark highlights are teak. The rich gold tones of the iroko will deepen over time.

Finished with tung oil and beeswax. Outside dimensions 8″ (h) X 7.5″ X 7.5″. Inside dimensions 5″(h) X 6″ X 6″. 180 cu. in. (approx.)

For sale: $400 

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Birdsmark

CLICK FOR MORE INFO – This urn is made of pecky maple in the body, spalted maple for the handle and lock mechanism, and cherry for the base and highlights. “Pecky” is an unusual form of wood that exhibits numerous spots or elongated areas throughout the wood caused by localized decay – usually in the bark of the tree. These can be caused by infection of the growth rings or localized injury by insects or bird pecks. It is rare to find a piece of wood like this and I was immediately drawn to the unusual character of the grain and the beauty of these “defects.” The spalted maple in the handle and lock come from a hard, dense area close to a knot and have rich tones of butterscotch with characteristic spalted flecks of black running throughout.

The lid of this urn locks onto a central post which keeps the top firmly secured.

Finished with tung oil, hand rubbed poly and bees wax. Outside dimensions 10.5″(h) X 6.25″ X 6.25″. Inside dimensions 7″(h) X 5″ X 5″. 170 cu. in. (approx.)
For sale: $550

 

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Zebrano

CLICK FOR MORE INFO – The main body of this urn is Zebrano (or zebra wood) with a walnut lid and base. Zebrano is a wood from Central Africa and is prized for its linear grain juxtaposing dark and light. This urn includes two boxes – the upper main body for ashes and the lower body (made of walnut with zebra highlights) for keepsake items.

Finished with tung oil, hand rubbed poly and beeswax. Outside dimensions (including keepsake box) are 9″ (h) X 7.5″ X 7.5″. Inside dimensions for cremation remains 4.75″(h) X 6″ X 6″. 170 cu. in. (approx.). Inside dimensions for keepsake box 1.75″ (h) X 5.5″ X 5.5″

 

For sale: $725

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Leopard II

 

CLICK FOR MORE INFO – The main body of this urn is leopard wood with a bird’s eye maple highlights. This urn includes two boxes – the upper main body for ashes and the lower body for keepsake items.

Finished with tung oil, hand rubbed poly and beeswax. Outside dimensions (including keepsake box) are 8.5″ (h) X 7″ X 7″. Inside dimensions for cremation remains 5″(h) X 5.75″ X 5.75″. 165 cu. in. (approx.). Inside dimensions for keepsake box 1″ (h) X 5.5″ X 5.5″

 

For sale: $725

Osage

 

CLICK FOR MORE INFO – The body of this urn is purple heart with osage orange as the highlighting wood. Purple heart darkens with age. Osage originates in the American midwest and is prized for both its colour (brilliant orange/yellow) and tensile strength. Its name originates with the Osage Nation, an aboriginal tribe in the midwest, who used this wood for the making of bows. High polish finish with tung oil, hand rubbed poly and bees wax.

Outside dimensions 10″(h) X 5.75″ X 5.75″. Inside dimensions 8″(h) X 4.25″ X 4.25″. 145 cu. in. (approx.)
For sale: $450 SOLD

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Formosa

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The main body of this urn is cherry with highlights of spalted maple and blackwood. With the exception of the blackwood highlights, the wood is locally sourced from a farm near Formosa (the cherry) and Waterloo (the spalted maple). The lid is held in place by a sliding locking mechanism.

Finished with tung oil and beeswax. Outside dimensions are 11.5″ (h) X 6″ X 6″. Inside dimensions for cremation remains 8.5″(h) X 5″ X 5″. 212 cu. in. (approx.).

For sale: $550 SOLD

Laurentien

CLICK FOR MORE INFO – The urn body is South American purple heart which is considered one of the densest and hardest woods in the world. The highlights – including the handle, leg supports and locking pegs – are made of Laurentien pencil crayons. Colour, creativity and playfulness are reflected in this urn.

Finished with tung oil and beeswax. Outside dimensions 11″ (h) X 8.5″ X 8.5″. Inside dimensions 7.5″(h) X 5″ X 5″. 185 cu. in. (approx.)

For sale: $625

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Leopard

CLICK FOR MORE INFO – Urn body is leopard wood with highlights of African blackwood and maple. Leopard wood comes from Central and South America where it is known for its conspicuous flecking and prominent medullary rays which resemble the spots of a leopard. This lid is locked into place by the 4 blackwood latches on the sides of the urn.

Finished with tung oil and beeswax. Outside dimensions 6.5″ (h) X 9″ X 11″. Inside dimensions 6″(h) X 7.75″ X 5.25″. 240 cu. in. (approx.)

SOLD

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Wabi

CLICK FOR MORE INFO – This urn takes its name from the term wabi-sabi  which is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection. Wabi specifically refers to the inevitable asperity (roughness or irregularity) typically found in nature. Two of the woods used in this box are characterized by imperfection and asperity.The body of the urn is made of pecky maple with spots of localized decay typically caused by the work of insects or bird pecks. It is rare to find a piece of wood with flowing grain punctuated by such beautiful “defects.” The lid inlays and handle are spalted maple – a wood that is sought after by virtue of the work of rot and decay which introduces beautiful pigmentation and zone lines.

Treepeck

The handle for this urn – which shines like a piece of caramelized marble – came from a piece of rotted wood destined for the wood stove. The legs and darker inlays on the urn are  made of cherry from a farm near Formosa.

Finished with tung oil, hand rubbed poly and bees wax. Outside dimensions 10″(h) X 8″ X 8″. Inside dimensions 7″(h) X 5.25″ X 5.25″. 190 cu. in. (approx.)

For sale: $625

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