We’ve teamed up with some of our favorite Pacific Northwest brands to design the perfect prize package for the discerning city cyclist. Win handsomely. Continue reading

We put a lot of thought and love into our Walnut Studiolo wrapping paper. Not only is it eco friendly with recycled paper and a soy-based ink, there’s also a great story behind the complex custom pattern….
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Looking for gift ideas? These are a few of our favorite things – by makers and for makers. All of these products we have bought and used ourselves and are happy to recommend.

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UPDATE! Adverse weather in Portland, Oregon is delaying package delivery. Check the holiday shipping deadlines below carefully to ensure your order arrives in time for the holidays.
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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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Our job is supremely rewarding when we are able to help our customers enjoy their bicycle journeys, whether that’s simply a fun ride to the local farmer’s market or a multi-day bicycle tour.

That’s why we were so thrilled to get a visit from longtime customer Dennis Kleine as he made his way along the Oregon Coast. Continue reading

It’s more than just a road sign.

When we moved our home and Walnut Studiolo to the Oregon Coast, we were following a dream, and taking a leap of faith. We weren’t sure what this new community would be like. If we would miss our old home. How well we would settle in. If it would well to establish our leather work studio in a remote location. And, would anyone would ever be able to find us on our quiet rural road? Continue reading

Justin Lewis has been a road cyclist for nearly 20 years and over that time he has developed a passion for buying, assembling and customizing bikes. So when his sister mentioned she wanted to start riding a bike to work, he jumped at the opportunity to put a bike together for her and he chose Walnut to help make it special.

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Curious about leather crafting? Let us teach you how to create your own gorgeous leather projects with our glossy new leathercrafting book, published by DK Publishing as the newest addition to their how-to book series, Idiot’s Guide: Leather Crafts, on June 14th.