Banksia pods originate from southwestern Australia. They grow on trees from the Banksia family. We have harvested ones large enough and solid enough to be used for woodturning applications. In woodworking applications, our banksia pods are considered on the large size and range in size from 8″ to 10″ long, with a diameter ranging from 2.5″ to 4″ wide. Just under the exterior of the pod, there is an area of reddish brown fuzz-like material. Further toward the center is the denser, wood-like core. The seed cavities can reach well over halfway into the pod, giving turned projects a very unique appearance and texture. Some woodturners fill these voids with resin or other colored inlay materials, while others choose to showcase the openings as a prominent design feature.
Due to international shipping restrictions, we can only ship this product in the United States.