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This Sumac Box was made using wood from a Staghorn Sumac tree I cut and air dried in the barn.
The lid is constructed from resawn pieces of sumac jointer planed and glued together, shaped into a lid by hand. The knob is shaped from a piece of Lilac socket joined into the lid with a hop Hornbeam spline. The bowl itself was hand-shaped from one chunk of the staghorn sumac trunk with two round feet socket joined through the bottom of the bowl.