This is a beautiful hand made wine bottle stopper sure to wow your guests and is made from African Wenge wood. The wine stopper is shaped in a modern style with an angled cut across the grain of the wood. Each piece is produced by hand on the lathe to the highest standard. The beauty in this naturally colourful wood adds a touch of class to any dinner party as well as being a useful everyday item.
This is a beautiful, high quality and functional item. It is a must for anyone, whether a wine connoisseur or not. The design features 3 special O-rings making it adaptable to almost any bottle.
About the process
A piece is selected from seasoned wood for its grain and colour.
They are carefully cut to show the best grain .
The wood is turned to size then sanded through 5 different grits of sand paper.
It is then rubbed with danish oil to bring out the beautiful grain then rubbed with a bees wax mix before completing with the premium fittings
Handcrafted items make great gifts! You can give them to friends and family for their anniversary, birthday, graduation or wedding. If you like the style, but would rather have a different wood, or a different design in the same wood please feel free to ask. You can see from my other listings of pens etc what type of woods i use.
The Tree: Millettia Laurentii Family
Wenge is a member of the great tree producing family, Leguminosae and comes from Zaire and other small countries of West Africa. There are about 40 species of Millettia, many of them tropical vines and shrubs. The tree variety can attain heights of 90 feet with a bole as large as 3-4 feet in diameter.
The heartwood is dark brown, almost black. On the quartersawn surface, fine pencil-thin, light tan lines interspersed with blackish brown stripes make the surface appear as if it has been stroked by the fine claws of some wild jungle animal. On the tangential surface, the light lines show up as undulating streaks, like waves on the water. Orientation of the grain is an important consideration to show the wood at its best. Wenge is straight grained, and very coarse textured, similar to the slivers from bamboo flooring.
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Every piece I sell is made in my shop by me. Each is handmade and great care is taken. If you ever have an idea or a custom order please contact me.