We’re so pleased to announce a new batch of one-of-a-kind, artist-made Driftwood and Live Edge Cribbage Boards handcrafted from foraged tree branches and driftwood.

Inspired by the Forest and the Sea that Surrounds Us:

These one-of-a-kind artistic pieces are as unique and beautiful as the trees they come from and the ocean forces that shape them. We heard from the buyers of our first boards on what features they loved, and we responded to that in creating our second batch: more 3-player tracks! And a wall hook for hanging your board on the wall like the artwork it is.

 

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Every board is totally unique because each branch has a story to tell, but more than that, each branch lent itself to different features: 2- or 3-tracks, peg storage, free-hand woodburned details, and more.

What every board has in common is that they seek to enhance the natural character of each piece of wood: clear gloss on the play surface, and the bark and/or silvery driftwood status of the piece left intact as much as possible. Each board is listed separately and numbered under the current offerings, with corresponding descriptions and photo galleries.

Check out all our current offerings on the Natural Branch Wood Cribbage Boards page. 

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Backstory:

As with all of Walnut’s products, these boards were inspired by designer & maker Geoffrey Franklin’s own vision for a beautiful and personal tabletop board. When he was able to forage some beautiful branches from a neighbor’s curly willow tree that fell in a storm, he knew he wanted to make something special out of them. Hearkening back to his roots in the fine arts, he made his first few boards as unique one-of-a-kind works of art. When his friends started asking to buy them, we knew we had created an amazing product. Geoff forages for these pieces in the back woods of our forest, ocean beaches, or on his travels, always keeping an eye open for unique pieces with a cribbage story to tell. He brings them back to the workshop, dries and cures them for months and sometimes years, then sees what it wants to be by carving, cutting, drilling, sanding, finishing, and detailing it, discovering its unique features and coaxing out its hidden talents.

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The Cribbage Collection:

With the addition of our Natural Branch Wood Cribbage Boards, Walnut has been fleshing out an entire Cribbage Collection along with our pocket-size Travel Cribbage Boards and versatile on-the-go Cribbage Board Belts. Check out the entire Cribbage Collection!

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About walnutstudiolo

Founded in 2009 by Geoffrey Franklin, Walnut combines thoughtful modern design with old-world craft. Everything we make is hand-built to work beautifully and age gracefully in our workshop on the gorgeous Oregon Coast. See our work at walnutstudiolo.com. Learn more about us with this short maker video: http://vimeo.com/cineastas/walnut

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