Each Holder is one of a kind, made by nature never to be duplicated.
This large holder was hand turned by me out of a very old aromatic cedar tree found laying on the forest floor near my house in Georgia. The walls are thick and it is heavy weighing slightly over 2 1/2 lbs.. When I turn these, I try to leave them with some of the natural occurring defects found in the old wood. This piece has natural ocurring cracks and gouges on the outside surface. I also do not sand them to a super smooth surface. I leave some what of a rough finish to give them a natural character. This is a very rustic looking piece of aromatic cedar! In its own way it is beautiful and will serve your needs for years to come.
Background items not included with cedar holder.
My holders are hand turned on my 50 plus year old wood lathe from down cedar trees laying on the forest floor for years near my shop.
I can't guarantee natures work. I can only assure you that when I am working on the wood lathe all the skill and ability I have will go into what nature has provided me. My craftsmanship is in every piece I turn.
Finish used: Walnut oil (If the piece becomes dry looking over time, you may refresh the wood surface by adding any finishing oil to the piece. Mineral oil is readly avaliable and works fine.)
Width: 6 1/4 "
Height: 5 1/4 "
Hole Depth: 3 1/2 "
Hole diameter: 3 1/4 "
Weight: 3 lb. 7.9 oz.
Secure payment is via Etsy Direct Checkout at time of purchase. This includes Pay-Pal, credit/debit cards & Etsy gift cards.
Etsy keeps your payment information secure.
Mystery lathe never receives your credit card information.
Sales tax will be collected on items shipped to Georgia.
Orders will ship USPS "Priority Mail" or USPS "Retail Ground" within one business day upon receipt and payment of order. Cost of shipping is calculated at time of check out. Add multiple items into one box to save money on shipping (This can not be done with pine cone orders.) Priority shipments are insured thru the USPS up to $50.00. Retail Ground is not insured.
A shipping notice will be sent via email with a USPS tracking number upon shipment.
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
No exchanges, returns or refunds will be made for iteams made out of wood I find in the forest surrounding my home.
Bread slicing guides may be returned if unused and in original condition. The shipper is responsable for the return freight.
Shipping damage or loss will be covered by USPS shipping insurance.
Why such a hard line policy?
The wood I am using to make each item (this does not apply to Bread slicing guides since they are made of new material) has been laying on the forest floor for many years. It has been subjected to insects, rain, wood decay and green moss. Then baked in the Georgia heat and humidity.
So.......the finished item can and may have cracks, bug holes, wood decay, nicks, marks, green moss and be discolored due to its exposure to nature over the years.
That is why....each wood item I make is so unique and one of a kind. They are different!! That is why you are buying it!!
I cant guarantee natures work. I can only assure you that when I am working on the wood all the skill and ability I have will go into what nature has provided me. My craftsmanship is in every piece I turn.
What happens after the piece is done in the mystery wood shop will be a mystery to all.
PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION OF THE ITEM YOU ARE LOOKING AT CAREFULLY AND STUDY THE PICTURES CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU MAKE YOUR PURCHASE. Remember what you see in the picture is what you get, minus color variation due to monitors and lighting conditions.
No exchanges, returns or refunds will be made with the excepton of Bread Slicing Guides.