Swamp Orb

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Swamp Orb

Wood: Unknown Variety of Florida Pine
Dimensions: Measures 4 inches tall and has a diameter of 12 3/4 inches
Finish: Clear Wax
For Indoor Use Only


This is pine that was submerged in a lake for some unknown amount of time. When it came out of the lake, eww doggie did it smell of swamp water.

Over time soaking in the, presumably, mineral rich water stained the wood green. As I turned it I could see the orange pine color but once the wood sat overnight it was green again and green it stayed. Happily the sweet smell of the swamp skedaddled.

When I started turning orbs I had home office and functionality in mind. With the shift to working from home I feel that minimalism and multi-function in home accessories is important .

Orbs are both frivilous and useful.
Frivilous in that they appear to do nothing but look pretty.
Useful in that they actually serve a purpose -- they camouflage your stuff.

I'll explain. Think about all the things that end up on your desk; papers, notes, pens, books and whatever else you have cluttering your desk.

Before you walk away from your desk you probably tidy it up. Stack up those files and papers and books and what knot. Looks neater, right? But does it look good?
Now set a beautiful orb on top of that stack of books and papers and it looks decorator. It's a trick of home improvement shows to use accessories to make the functional look appealing.

And no. It won't roll away. While the orb is indeed round, the bottom is flat.