The Pheonix and Lotus is a traditional Himitsu Bako (Puzzle Box) with 4 panels that can be moved to reveal the box inside after 8 moves.
The outside four panels are of the same color and carved with alternating Lotus and Pheonix images. The same or a different wood color can be used for the top and bottom.
The box when assembled is a 4.25" cube (traditionally 3.5 Sun). The standard box is made from Baltic Birch plywood, but is also available in exotic hardwoods for an additional fee (Contact us for a quote on exotic woods). Please let us know if you want the top and bottom in a different color.
As each box is hand made from Baltic Birch, variation in the wood grain is to be expected as is shade differences in the dye that is used to color the wood. Baltic Birch is not a specific species of birch but is a general designation of furnature quality plywood from the Baltic states (specifically Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Finland). Baltic Birch is generally of a higher quality than regular Birch plywood and as such is typically used in furniture and wood flooring and not in thin laminates.