The Oregon Myrtle-wood tree grows uncultivated,
only in a small area along the Pacific Coast.
No large stands of this unique
tree are to be found. Nearly all of the remaining Myrtle-wood is scattered in small groves throughout the lower valleys
along the rivers of Southwestern Oregon and the southern Pacific Coast. Centuries are required to grow a Myrtle-wood
tree large enough to yield board-lumber.
A time may come when the supply
of highly figured Myrtle-wood will be depleted and the manufacturing of the articles from this wood may cease. The
highly-prized pieces of today will be handed down through generations, as heirlooms which will be preserved for us
by our descendent's.
Highly figured all solid 3/4" thick Myrtle-wood
keepsake box with Ebony and Walnut trim. Brusso machine quadrant hinges, brass lifting handles, and quality lock.
Dovetail construction, and 12 coats of acrylic lacquer, sanded and buffed to musical instrument quality.
Disclaimer: These items are handmade, and each unique, using exotic woods that are difficult to work and therefore
the final product may not be perfect in terms of cosmetics. Slight flaws may be present but not obvious
or cause malfunction.