Large Oak Takahe Urns
Takahe - The flightless bird
This Takahe Urn is handcrafted from the mighty oak tree.
The oaks red and white are the most abundant US hardwood species. It
would be difficult to name one with a longer and more illustrious history in
furnishings and interior design. It was a favourite of early English craftsmen
and a prized material for American colonists. White oak is just one of 86
species, native to this country but it is the classic oak of America. Although
prevalent throughout the eastern half of the United States, from Maine to
Texas, this lumber comes chiefly from the South, South Atlantic and central
states including the Southern Appalachians. The white variety ranges from
nearly white sapwood to a darker grey brown heartwood, the grain is
distinguished by rays which reflect light and add to its attractiveness.
Depending on the way the logs are sawn many distinctive and sought after
patterns emerge. It is heavy, very strong and very hard, stiff, and durable
under exposure and can be stained beautifully with a wide range of finishes.
The nameplate provided can be stuck on the top of the urn or on the side.