The ending of the year is a lovely time to take a deep breath and reflect on the experiences that have passed before we rush to move forward into yet another new year.

The turmoil of current events and an increasingly cluttered world can too easily get us down. But if we were to remain there, we would be ignoring the vibrant world around us. With the warmth we receive from friends and family, and the healing beauty of nature that surrounds us, our world is a wondrous little place.

What would we do without family and friends? As you’ll see from our year, we rely on them. Let us celebrate the magic of friendship and camaraderie. At times like this, we pare down where we must, help where we can, and band together. Continue reading

When we send out products out the door, we never know exactly what will become of them, and we certainly are curious! Tat’s why we love it when customers share their project stories with us. Continue reading

A wedding is a momentous occasion in one’s life as the celebration brings together friends and family to honor the unity of two special people. Anniversaries continue that celebration and over time become intimate affairs shared between the happy couple.
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We all know how easily the rigors of daily life can overshadow simple pleasures. Sometimes all it takes is a special gift on a momentous occasion to help us reconnect with what matters most.

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In 2017, we began to fully settle into our life on the Northern Oregon Coast. We established relationships with our neighbors. We explored our rich region. We leaned on each other. We persisted, in what turned out to be a very difficult year. Continue reading

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

2016 was a big year for Walnut Studiolo. We hitched up our britches and made the big move from Portland to our dream home on the Northern Oregon Coast. In some ways the year flew by, but in other ways it felt long and drawn out as so much tension and sad world news flooded in this fall. Continue reading

The holidays are fully upon us and it’s a frenzied time of year. Between the hustle and bustle of gatherings with friends and family, there is also an exasperating pressure to buy all the latest gadgets and score the best deals.

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“Makers Gotta Make” so the t-shirt worthy phrase goes. And makers who heed the call of this deeply-rooted drive are part of a special tribe. Which is why, perhaps, Walnut Studiolo’s founder Geoff Franklin couldn’t resist making a special gift for a fellow maker he admires, Nick Offerman.

Valerie is the quiet storm behind the scenes at Walnut Studiolo. You may have spoken with her on the phone or exchanged emails. Valerie keeps the ship afloat, ensuring orders go out on time, customers have the information they need and that the company keeps growing.

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