Bellhop (KB)
Bellhop (KB)
Bellhop (KB)
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Bellhop (KB)

Vendor
Kade Bolger
Regular price
$185.00
Sale price
$185.00
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Wenge is sometimes called African rosewood or faux ebony and it is native to the Republic of Congo. The final is turned from a piece of chacte viga which is a tropical hardwood from Mexico and Central America. It is an orange-coloured wood with fine streaks of red. Even a small piece of chacte viga can be expensive to purchase.

When I scored this piece of wenge wood, I was challenged. Since wenge is classified as a sensitizer, it can cause allergies to develop with repeated exposure so, to turn this piece, I had to wear an N95 face mask. Wenge wood when turned on the lathe, gives off splinters and slivers that caused nasty infections in my hands and arms. It is a challenge to turn, expensive to buy and valuable to own.

Wenge box with a chacte viga finial.
Size: 4"h x 2.25" diameter.

Shipping/Curbside Pickup/Delivery Info
Shipping is at the customer's expense and will be arranged with the artist after purchase. Approximate cost of shipping within Canada is $15.