Myrtle wood memory box, box #96.
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Outside, 16" x 10-1/2" x 8-1/2".
inside, 14" x 9" x 5".
Locking Keepsake Box.
The Oregon Myrtle-wood tree grows
uncultivated, only in a small area along the Pacific Coast.
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. Brusso machine
quadrant hinges, and quality lock. Dovetail construction, and 12
coats of acrylic lacquer, sanded and buffed to musical instrument quality.