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.

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


Elegant Pecan Herb Box


Storyline:  I have a pile of medium to small diameter logs that has been accumulating over a decent period of time.  The bark has come off of most of them so sometimes I am not always sure just what kind of wood it is.  This great looking rustic herb box came from that pile.  When I first started turning it I thought it was Red Oak.  Then as I went along with it I decided it probably was pecan.  Now I am using the word probably because I cannot say without a shadow of a doubt that it is pecan but it does look like it.  So, for titling purposes it will be called pecan.  Next thing is no you cannot have the basil I used for the photos.  You gotta get your own.  When dealing with older wood like this there will be flaws in it that just won’t come out but that is Mamma Nature at her best to me.  The diameter is 5 ½” with a total height of 4 ¼”.  The vessel height is 2” and depth is 1 ½”.  The volume measured at 1 cup.  Not bad at all.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mix that was heavy on the shellac.  Using this combination gives the box a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  10Jul17  BXP81  $30.00 and $11.00 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


5 1/4" Red Oak Trinket Box


Now if you are a fan of the rustic, then this little trinkett box is perfect for you.  It holds 1 ¼ cup volume so that can be a lot of trinkets.  Or use it for spices or salts or whatever you wish.  This wood has several worm holes in it which certainly adds to the rustic effect.  The box is 5 ¼” in diameter, has a total height of 4”, and a vessel depth of 1 ½”.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a wax comprised of walnut oil and carnauba wax.  A combination such as this gives the box a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  Great gift idea or for that matter get it for yourself.  12Oct16  BXRO18  $25.00 and $11.00 S&H


Totally Unique Pecan Goodie Box


This box is definitely a unique in design.  It has 3 corners which along make it stand out from many others.  There is also a bit of bark on one of the corners that has been reinforced with clear glue as well.  Another nice thing is that is all turned from pecan wood.  It just can’t get much better than that!  On the lid I did burn a line under the knob for decorative purposes.  The lovely grain patterns in the wood along with a tad bit of spalting make this one beautiful box.  Use it as a spice or salt box if you wish, or keep some nuts or candies in it.  All kinds of things will fit in it as it does hold a whole cup.  The overall diameter is 6” with an inside lip diameter of 2 ¼”.  The total height is 4 ¼” and the depth is 2”.  All the wood was first sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture.  This combination gives the box a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  29Dec16  BXP73  $30.00 and $11.00 S&H


4 1/2" Pecan Salt/Spice Box


Pecan is one of the most beautiful woods that there is as far as I am concerned.  You just never know what color it will reveal to you.  This box is a more lighter color but still quite nice looking.  I burned some lines into the body and lid for a nice visual effect.  Great for keeping salts, spices, herbs, or even ground teas in.  The diameter is 4 ½” in diameter, 3 ¼” in total height and has a vessel depth of 2”.  The volume of the vessel is just at 2/3 cup.  A nice amount for it’s purposes.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture.  With a combination such as this the box has a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  25Apr16  BXP66  $25.00 and $10.00 S&H