Tall box - Handcrafted and Unique
21 wood species mostly from sub-saharian Africa and 2 homegrown species from my garden in Belgium.
Every ring is constructed 100% by hand with handcut and handshaped segments at different angles. I only used pieces of wood remaining from my other projects which were mostly reclaimed from existing stuff. In total there are 30 rings of which 23 are constructed with segments (total approx. 420 segments). i spent around 35 hours to craft this object.
The box has a diameter of approx. 95 mm (3.74") and a height of approx. 300 mm (12"). Its net weight is approx. 850 grams (30 oz).
List of wood species:
African Blackwood (Grenadilla, Pau Preto, Dalbergia melanoxylon)
Brown Ivory (Birdplum, Berchemia discolor)
Buxus (Buxus sempervirens)
Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora)
Castelo boxwood (Calycophyllum multiflorum)
Chamfuta (Pod Mahogany, Afzelia quanzensis)
Gaboon Ebony (Diospyros crassiflora)
Lychee (Litchi chinensis)
Macassar Ebony (Diospyros celebica)
Madagascar Palissander (Dalbergia madagascariensis)
Madagascar Rosewood (Dalbergia louvelii)
Padauk (Pterocarpus soyauxii)
Panga Panga (Milletia stuhlmannii)
Partridge Wood (Andira coriacea)
Pink Ivory (Berchemia zeyheri)
Plane Burl (Platanus acerifolia)
Purple Heart (Peltogyne spp.)
Snakewood (Brosimum guianense)
Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo)
Thuya Burl (Tetraclinis articulata)
The bottom of the craft is laser engraved with the PersistentWood logo and with the names of the wood species used in the craft.
Project 015 - Handcrafted - "Africa" 21 wood species mostly from sub-saharian
I send with Belgian postal services Bpost Pack World. Prices depend on where you are located. Customs or import duties if applicable in your country are for you, the buyer.
I take the number of hours it takes me to craft the object by hand (measuring, cutting, sawing, sanding, fitting, glueing, turning, waxing, polishing) and I multiply it with 35 EUR per hour. To that I add the cost of the wood as a raw material (between 15 and 50 EUR depending on the wood).
I detail the pricing in the product description.