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Koa Furniture Inspired by Queen Lili’uokalani

Koa Furniture Inspired by Queen Lili’uokalani
Families in Hawaii have a long tradition of owning solid Koa furniture.  When made by fine craftsmen, Koa furniture lasts a lifetime.  More import...

Interior Design Ideas and Home Decorating with Rocking Chair

Interior Design Ideas and Home Decorating with Rocking Chair
Rocking chairs can help establish a comfort level in a room. These chairs have a long history in the US and they are a staple for many homes due ...

Using Benches in Your Room Design

Using Benches in Your Room Design
Using Benches in Your Room Design:  Benches are so versatile that you can use them almost anywhere. A Look at The Clef Bench There are so many diff...

The Best Mother’s Day Gifts are Hand-Crafted – Wood Watches, Wood Sunglasses, etc.

The Best Mother’s Day Gifts are Hand-Crafted – Wood Watches, Wood Sunglasses, etc.

Mom always said, “Make something with your own hands.”  Well, if you’re like me, the best thing you can make on your own is dinner reservations.

With Mother’s Day coming up soon, the best gift is something hand-made by skilled craftsmen.  Individually hand-crafted gifts show more care and thought than something made in a factory.

The Perfect Gift is a Wood Watch

The Perfect Gift is a Wood Watch

The “perfect gift” is often difficult to find.  You need something special and unique that shows you put some effort in the gift.  You need something that stylish and elegant because that shows how you feel about the recipient.  And, you want something that is authentic, genuine, and reliable because that reflects on you.

Is My Wood Watch Water Proof?

Is My Wood Watch Water Proof?

One of the most asked questions about wood watches is whether they are water proof.

Frankly, no watch made with wood components is completely waterproof.  Wood is an organic medium that reacts to water.  Wood watches do not have an acrylic or resin coating which could prevent the wood from reacting to water. 

Wood Watch Buying Tips: Be Smart about choosing the Best Wood Watch

Wood Watch Buying Tips: Be Smart about choosing the Best Wood Watch

Many people now own wood watches.  It was not long ago that watches carved from solid wood were just a dream.  But today, there are several major companies who make wood watches of very high quality.

Tor Chantara’s Fine Art of Marquetry

Tor Chantara’s Fine Art of Marquetry

At the age of 26, Tor Chantara lives his life simultaneously in two worlds, practicing the fine woodworking art of marquetry that has its roots in the 16th Century, while learning techniques and ordering supplies via the Internet.

Is Koa Wood Endangered – Or Extinct?

Is Koa Wood Endangered – Or Extinct?

Concerned people sometimes ask, “Is Koa wood endangered, or even extinct?”   The answer is a resounding “NO.”  Koa wood is not and has never been on any endangered species list.  There is more Koa growing in the Hawaiian Islands today compared to ten years ago. 

How to maintain a wood watch and keep it in good working order for the long term?

How to maintain a wood watch and keep it in good working order for the long term?

Now that you have a wood watch, you may be wondering how you can best take care of it so that it continues to look good and work well.  Believe it or not, wood watches are relatively easy to maintain. 

Wood Watches and Other Perfect Gifts for Valentine’s Day

Wood Watches and Other Perfect Gifts for Valentine’s Day

The next time you think there are no new gifts ideas for Valentine’s Day, think again.  If you’ve done the flowers and the chocolates once too often, maybe it’s time to be thinking about an eco-friendly gift and has natural beauty.

How To Buy Your First Wood Watch – Helpful Tips

How To Buy Your First Wood Watch – Helpful Tips

There are lots of companies that sell wood watches these days.  That’s no surprise because wood watches are the hottest trend for wrist watches in a long time.  Before wood watches, you had three choices for watch bands -- metal, leather, or some form of sweaty rubber made from petroleum by-products (yuck!)