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chestnut wood vases

by Walter Jacobus and Barbara Greenburg
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

The Lost Forest

With deep grooves and soaring vertical lines, these handsome chestnut wood vases echo the natural beauty and presence of a tree in a forest. Handmade by Walter Jacobus, these 100% reclaimed downed tree vases have been weathered and shaped by wind, rain and the elements, giving them each a warm and organic look. These can be used as an impressive centerpiece or placed on the floor for a new way to display flowers. Handmade in Grassy Creek, North Carolina. Available in small or large; intended to be used as a bud vase.

The chestnut tree was once dominant on the East coast before widespread blight killed a large majority of them in the early part of the century.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
17597
Made from
wood, recycled material
Measurements
Small: 14" H x 3" dia., Large: 20" H x 4" dia.
Notes
Care: Polyurethane finish to protect from water spots
  • the maker

Walter Jacobus and Barbara Greenburg

Barbara Greenberg and Walter Jacobus founded their carving business in 1976. For more than 30 years, they've been crafting wooden fine art in the northwestern mountains of North Carolina.

American Chestnut wood, recycled from old split rail fences, has been a major influence in the products created by Barbara and Walter since 1978.

The majestic, giant American Chestnut trees once covered a quarter of the eastern woodlands, before Chestnut blight killed all but a few mature trees. The blight, first discovered in New York City in 1904, imported from Asia, wiped out nearly all of these giant trees by 1950.

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CHESTNUT WOOD VASES
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Looks hand-made (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Decoration (4)
  • Flowers (4)
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5.0

Just as they say

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from illinois

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      • Decoration

      Comments about CHESTNUT WOOD VASES:

      This product was better than anticipated

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      5.0

      Outstanding...great craftmanship

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      from Illinois

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      Pros

        Cons

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          • Decoration
          • Flowers
          • Gifts

          Comments about CHESTNUT WOOD VASES:

          I got this for my husband for our 5th anniversary...he loved it!

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          2.0

          Beautiful but not so functional

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          from Seattle, WA

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          Pros

          • Looks Hand-Made

          Cons

          • Narrow Neck
          • Test tube inside the wood
          • Very little space for bud

          Best Uses

            Comments about CHESTNUT WOOD VASES:

            This piece is lovely but when I bought it, it did not state on the description that a test tube is placed inside the wood with a depth of only 3 or 4 inches. Thus, it is impossible to really place flowers etc. in this piece. It is however lovely and could absolutely function as a piece of art.

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            5.0

            Love this vase!

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            from San Francisco, CA

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            Pros

            • Attractive Pattern
            • Looks Hand-Made

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Decoration
              • Flowers
              • Gifts

              Comments about CHESTNUT WOOD VASES:

              I love this vase! I got this as a gift and want one for myself! The recipient loved it as much as I did! It is original, and of good quality.

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              4.0

              Gorgeous!

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              from Washington, D.C.

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              Pros

              • Unique
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Decoration
                • Flowers

                Comments about CHESTNUT WOOD VASES:

                This vase was gorgeous although the flowers I got to go with it were probably too small - would be great with something larger and leafy! I bought it for my sister and she loved it :)

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Beautiful piece of art.

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                from Eugene, Oregon

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                Pros

                • Attractive Pattern
                • Looks Hand-Made

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Flowers

                  Comments about CHESTNUT WOOD VASES:

                  This is a beautiful art object with the added benefit of being a flower vase. Works for the most exquisite or most humble setting.

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                  • Yes

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