I think the title is rather self explanatory.  Someone is gonna say I am being tacky saying that but I can't help myself.  But what I will be placing here for your perusal are primarily salt and spice boxes.  Now these may also be used for herbs and teas as well.  You will find these useful whether you are a professional chef or the chief cook in the house.  So take a look and I bet you will find something you really like.

Elegant Cottonwood Trinket Box


There are times when the simplest of designs can be the most elegant of all.  This beautiful box turned from cottonwood is a prime example of that.  Clean and simple lines make this a trinket box anybody will be proud to own.  I know I uses pistachios for the photos but you may use it for anything you want.  It does hold 1 full cup so that’s not a bad amount at all.  The total height of the box is 4 ½” with a diameter of 4”.  The vessel height is 3 ¼” and depth is 2 ½”.  The wood was sealed with two coats of food grade walnut oil and then it was finished with two coats of rubbed in wax that is walnut oil based.  This gives the box a nice natural long lasting finish.  The finish is renewable with regular kitchen olive oil when needed.  21Jul18  BXCW2  $25.00 and $8.00 S&H



Canister Style Pecan Spice Box


Nothing like looking at something turned from pecan wood to make you feel warm and fuzzy, is there?  Nope.  This wonderful looking spice box is no exception.  Of course you might also want to keep herbs, teas, and even a small stash of M&M’s in it!  Some folks might want to keep some spare change in it as well.  So many uses there is no way to list them all.  Shaped like a standard canister with straight walls, and a flat interior bottom it holds a nice ¾ cup in volume.  The diameter is 3 ½” with a total height of 3 ¾”.  The vessel height is 2 ¼” and the vessel depth is 1 ¾”.  The wood was first sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture.  With this combination the box has a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  The knob on the lid has an unusual gnarling in it that was actually unintentional but I decided it looked cool and left it.  2Jul18  BXP89  $25.00 and $8.00 S&H


Colorful Pecan Wood Spice Box


If you want a beautiful yet out of the ordinary wood spice or herb box then this is what you are looking for!  First of all pecan wood is really great looking on it’s own.  Then when you add the crushed powdered turquoise added full circle on the rim you really have something.  Lest we forget the line burned into the lid for extra measure.  Combined you have something super duper!!!   When you consider that the wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil and shellac mixture, you know you have something that will last a long time.  After all there is nothing like a long lasting natural finish, is there?  Nope.  The outside diameter is 4 1/2” with the inside at 3 ¼”.  The total height is 3 ¾”, vessel height is 2 ¼” and the vessel depth comes to 1 ½”.  The volume is measured at ¾ cup.  You will find a couple of natural pitting flaws in the wood that do not hinder it’s usage in any way but do add to the rustic appearance of the piece.  13Jun18  BXP88  $27.50  $8.00 S&H


Beautiful Elm Salt/Spice Box


When you look at this elm salt/spice box you almost think the wood has a marbled look about it.  But no matter how you describe the natural color of this wood you need to include beautiful.  The wood was sealed with a food grade walnut oil so you may use it with total confidence.  The finish was done with a mixture of walnut oil and shellac at about a 50/50 mix.  Mixing it this was lets you still feel the grain in the wood.  All of this combined gives the box a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  This finish is renewable with your regular olive oil.  Easy care instructions are included.  The outside diameter is 3 ¼” with the inside lip measuring 2 ¾”.  The total height is 3 ½” and the vessel height is 2 ½” and a vessel depth of 2”.  The volume measures at ¾ cup.  Certainly one of a kind so don’t wait too long on it.  30Aug17  BXE15  $25.00 and $8.00 S&H


White Oak Salt/Spice Box


A little while back I brought into the log yard a fair amount of white oak.  This happens to be the first turning completed from that wood.   This is a very nice wood that has a natural rustic appearance to it with the various colors and spalting it has.  This box is perfect for someone to keep salts, spices, herbs, teas and so on in.  I left the lid slightly loose to accommodate humidity swelling.  The diameter is 5 ½” and the total height with the lid on is 3”.  The vessel depth is 1” and the box has a capacity of about ¾ cup.  That may not sound like a lot to some folks but believe me it actually is.  The wood was first sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture that was heavy on the shellac.  Going heavy on the shellac in the mixture gives the box a nice sheen.  The combination gives the box a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  26Mar17  BXWO1  $25.00 and $8.00 S&H