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West Australian Karri Box with a Bookmatched Cherry Top

Item # CB152

A generously sized Karri box with a removable tray and a top featuring bookmatched American Cherry (Prunus serotina) veneer.

Karri (eucalyptus diversicolor) is Western Australia's tallest tree with one named the 'Stewart' tree being estimated at 350 years old and 85 metres in height. The timber is often indistinguishable from Jarrah and a bushman's test involves the burning of a splinter. Karri leaves a white ash and Jarrah black or grey ash.

The box inner base and tray is lined with lovely hard-wearing faux suede in 'stone' colour. The lid is hinged such that it stops at just over 90 degrees. Its dimensions are 295 mm x 180 mm x 100 mm high.

The tray is in a contrasting dark colour Jarrah. The decorative corner keys of the box are also in a contrasting dark timber.

The box pictured is the one being purchased.

Karri and Cherry Box
Handmade in Western Australia


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KARRI (Eucalyptus diversicolor)

Unique to Western Australia, the Karri is one of the tallest trees in the world growing up to around 80 metres in height. The timber ranges from a pale pink through to reddish brown. It is frequently used as a structural timber because of its availability in long straight lengths.

AMERICAN CHERRY (Prunus serotina)

American cherry is a hardwood native to the eastern parts of the United States. Its heartwood ranges from a dark, rich red to a reddish brown, and is prized for high-end interior applications, turning and carving, and musical instruments.

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