Kamani Box with Ebony Knob by Tom Young 2″H x 3″D $120


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Kamani Box with Ebony Knob by Tom Young 2″H x 3″D $120


About the Artist

Tom Young is a member of The American Association of Woodturners and a charter member of the Honolulu Woodturners Club.  He is self-taught, beginning in 1990 to turn bowls from local Hawaiian woods and selected other species.

Tom’s bowls are typically about 1/8 inch thick.  The larger the diameter of the bowl, the thicker the walls.  The bowls are sanded with 1000 grit sandpaper, and finished with multiple coats of a Danish type oil. After that the pieces are  polished using Tripoli and White Diamond, and then finally coated with carnauba wax and buffed.

Artist Statement

“I consider my pieces artistic woodturnings as opposed to utilitarian.  They are thin, consistent throughout, and finely finished. The shape flows and does not have any abrupt changes in the curve. While some of the pieces may also be useful, they are made as a visual and tactile art form.  They are things to admire on a shelf, on the table, or in a collection. They are things to be picked up and caressed.”


Kamani is the Hawaiian name for Calophyllum inophyllum. It is a member of the mangosteen family and was introduced to Hawaii by Polynesian settlers. The red and white colors of Kamani wood turns reddish brown as the wood ages.

True kamani is a large attractive spreading tree up to 60 feet high, with a rounded head of dense foliage and rough grey bark. As with milo and kou wood, there is no bad-tasting taste or odor in kamani wood. So it is perfect for vessels that will be contacting or containing food.



Weight and measurement in the ‘additional information’ tab includes packing for shipping.

Kamani Box with Ebony Knob by Tom Young 2″H x 3″D $120

Additional information

Weight 3.5 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 9 × 8 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074