A century in the making, the vertical lines and rough sawn edges of this heirloom oak urn whisper a story. The urn measures 12" long by 8" wide by 8" high. The removable bottom is secured with four screws.
A partnership of reclaimed oak.
The front and rear facing sides of this urn feature a unique wood made from reclaimed oak barrels used to age wine and whiskey. They have been cut and glued together to create a colorful display with the lighter layers depicting white wines and the darker colors the red wines. A hint of burgandy color is also detectable in many of the layers.
The top and bottom are made from virgin white oak that once stood tall in Wisconsin. Proud. The majestic tree was felled by enterprising woodsmen sometime prior to 1880. Sawn by the steam machines of enterprising lumbermen. The timbers then sold to enterprising craftsmen to construct a barn. Occupied by five generations of yet more enterprising men of animal husbandry, this oak stood through the winds of time though many seasons of harvest and drought.
Salvaged from the beams after standing idle for more than two decades, this oak has been given purpose once again by an enterprising young man whose hands crafted the oak into this urn. May this urn continue in servitude to a once young enterprising man or woman for centuries.