Wooden Pen Holder
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Wooden Pen Holder

Artist: Joel & Karma Brokaw
Price: Price range from
$39.00 to $44.00

This smooth, hand made wooden pencil holder has been painstakingly constructed from narrow and wide strips of native woods, including walnut, oak, cherry, maple, mahogany, elm, and cedar, with the addition of very narrow strips of African padauk &/or South American purpleheart. Two sides are patterned, the alternate two sides and the base are complimentary solid wood; the joins are strictly perpendicular.

Absolutely no dyes or stains are used: all the colors are natural. In their deceptive simplicity they exhibit the care and skill of fine, handmade crafts. It is a pleasure to store in and to retrieve from it any of your writing implements. Home or office d├ęcor, if you will, as well as eminently utilitarian, it is lovely to give and to receive. Each one is different.

Fully cured and dried wood is cut, planed, sanded, glued, clamped, and trimmed. Edges of two sides of two faces are trimmed out to be able to form a lapped join, then glued to the other sides and clamped. For long-lasting joins, industrial grade wood glue has been utilized. The final trimming and sanding is done, then it is finished with hard-wearing, moisture-resistant conversion varnish. Wipe with a damp cloth if needed.

Made in America, in Kalona, Iowa.