In September 2017, we launched a new American-made cribbage peg option for our Travel Cribbage Board, which we called “Cast Pegs”. Well, this sent us on a journey of discovery into the world of metal fabrication. Let us share what we’ve learned with you: Continue reading

Here at Walnut Studiolo, we are dedicated to lasting quality – which can only come from a thoughtful hands-on process. Here’s why it matters.

One New Year’s Day, on the advice of a friend, we decided to lay out our mission, goals, and values as a company. At first it felt hokey, but by the end, it had a more profound impact on us that we could have imagined. Now we want to share them with you.  Continue reading

Respecting the land is a core tenant of Walnut Studiolo. That’s why we are so proud to live in a region where the natural environment seeps into everything we do: our back yard is a forest and the powerful ocean is nearby. Continue reading

“I’m calling because I want to make sure that your products are really and actually made in the USA. It’s getting hard to tell.” -Dub There’s a lot of confusion these days as to what “Made in USA” actually means. As people start to pay attention to where their products are made, many marketers are starting […]

You could say it was a leap of faith when we decided to move our cozy home tucked in urban Southeast Portland to a new home and Walnut Studiolo workspace on the rural, craggy Oregon CoastContinue reading

We are so in love with our new coastal home in Nehalem, Oregon.
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If left out in direct sunshine too long, dappled with mud, or doused in a rainstorm, vegetable-tanned leather can lose its luster. That first hint of dry-ness is a sign that it’s time to take care of your leather with a gentle cleaning and a light conditioning treatment. We recommend taking care of your leather […]

Vegetable-tanned hides

We often get requests for our leather products in specific colors of leather, like bright orange or white. There is a difference between the two most commonly-used kinds of leather tanning processes, and and this difference explains why we can’t make those kinds of candy colors. Although there are many kinds of tanning, we’re going to talk […]

Allow me to get on a soapbox for a moment. We just got an unsolicited email from a Chinese “leather” belt manufacturer offering to make our products for us. In it, they attached a price sheet. This blows my mind. What most people think they see as a nice leather belt at the store literally costs […]