Banksia Seed Pods
Handmade Banksia Candle Sticks made from the Banksia Seed which is unique to Australia. After flowering the plant forms an enormous Seed Pod. It is the size of a large cucumber and similar in shape to a giant USA pinecone. The oval holes are where the seeds are dispersed from the Pod. These Pods are wonderful for making unique items. This pair of candlesticks feature Birdseye maple caps and bases which offer a contrasting color and stability for the pieces.
Banksia Candle Sticks are perfect accessory items for a dinner table. They were offered in a gallery and quickly sold. I do accept commissions and there are other items that you may like in my store.
Items like these make for great gifts for special occasions like a Birthday Gift, Anniversary Gift, Father’s Day Gift. Not many turners have access to getting the pod so you are getting something very unusual.
If you like this Banksia Seed items take a look at some other boxes in my Etsy Shop.
I design and produce all items on this website in my studio in Montvale, NJ USA. My primary tool is the Robust wood lathe. Considered one of the best machines it allows me to turn a 200 hundred pound log into a 20 pound stool. It is also accurate to produce small pieces like these candlesticks. Once the form is complete it requires a great deal of time to properly finish the item.
Care for Banksia Wood
Keep out of direct sunlight and minimize exposure to wide swings in humidity levels
Do not wash with water, if necessary use only a damp cloth
Wax lightly with a quality food safe wax or oil and buff to restore the luster. I like beeswax, walnut oil or mineral oil.