Hand Turned Bottle Stopper
A perfect gift for wine lovers. A bottle stopper makes a great house warming gift, along with a bottle of wine of course. While typically used as a wine bottle stopper, the tapered stopper will fit a range of bottle sizes. Each piece is hand turned from a carefully selected unique piece of wood. The stopper section is chrome finished with a black silicone stopper (except for the Rosewood stopper which has a gold titanium plating). The wooden section is turned and sanded to 1200 grit. A cyanoacrylate finish is applied in multiple layers and then hand sanded to 12000 grit. A polish is applied and buffed to a high gloss finish. This listing is for one Bottle Stopper. You can chose the wood as described below and the above photos going from left to right. 1. Spalted Holly 2. Honduras Rosewood Here is some information about the wood species used. Spalted Holly is technically not a specific species of wood, but rather a general description of any type of wood that has been allowed to begin initial stages of decay, and then subsequently dried (preventing further decay). Spalting is a unique wood coloration caused by fungi. Although primarily found in dead trees, spalting can also occur in living trees under stress or even in thriving trees. Interestingly, this stopper is made from a piece of the first spalted holly that I have ever seen. Honduras Rosewood is found primarily in Belize and is the most dense of the rosewoods. The rich reddish brown hues and depth are highly valued and the wood has been used to make high quality tools for centuries.