14-18 inch VASE in Box Elder Wood with great color and an 8″ flared base, #SV394


14-18 inch VASE in Box Elder Wood with great flames and color with a flared 8″ base. 10-12 inches high and the width tapers from 14-18 inches with an irregular live edge. Item Number SV394.  Additional images are view from the top viewing the inside of the vase and of the base.  On display at Foundation Woodworks in the River Arts District, 17 Foundy Street, Asheville, NC 28801.

This Box Elder Tree was harvested by loggers under a reforestation permit issued by the North Carolina Department Natural Resources in Rutherfordton, NC.  The red coloring is the residue left by a beetle which takes up residence in the Box Elder Tree.  The seasonal rise and fall of the sap in the tree carries the red coloring throughout the tree.   After drying and sanding it was finished with several coats of lacquer.