Colesden Burr Elm isn't a species, it's the name of the village in Bedfordshire where this tree stood for more than three hundred years. Sadly it became dangerous with pieces of dead wood falling into the road as it started to die from Dutch Elm Disease and had to be felled. The massive trunk was sold to a furniture maker and I had the branch wood. Burr Elm is one of my favourite timbers, it is full of character, rich with features and no two pieces are ever the same.
Each piece is rough turned and left to dry and stabilise for several months then re-turned, sanded and several coats of very durable eco friendly hardwax oil applied.
The threaded lid has a 12tpi thread ensuring a secure closure.