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.
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Introducing a new kind of product from designer & maker Geoffrey Franklin at Walnut Studiolo: large, tabletop Natural Branch Wood Cribbage Boards made from foraged tree branches and driftwood.
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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

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 […]

Once in a while, I get an email from a customer who really, really likes our stuff, but wishes we didn’t make it out of leather. I’m sympathetic to the need to live ethically and to make purchases that reflect our own ethics. I am interested in exploring new, non-petroleum-based materials, but there are a few reasons […]

 Why buy from a small and local retailer or maker? Here are my thoughts:   Because we want choices. A community filled with lots of small businesses is the best way to ensure diversity and innovation in our product choices. Rather than one centrally-located buyer deciding what the whole nation wants, a multitude of small businesses, […]

“What kind of leather do you you use? I assume it’s genuine leather? Could you tell me where you source it from?” -Jason Great questions, Jason. The leather we use is the real deal. It is the same leather used for horse bridles and equestrian gear. It is meant to harness rearing horses and be outdoors […]