Door Harp

Make an ethereal entrance with this handcrafted door harp, made to emit a trio of tranquil notes when moved.
created by

Bob Murphy

$115.00

Bob Murphy created by

Bob Murphy

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A Warm Welcome

Some like their arrivals heralded with the sound of trumpets, some prefer something a little more soothing. Beautifully hand crafted from maple, padauk and canary wood, this ethereal harp by Bob Murphy emits a trio of tranquil notes as the hanging mallets hit the wire. The natural wood grain creates a uniquely organic instrument, while the fluid silhouette creates an eye-catching display when hung. Hang on your door so every visitor gets a warm welcome. Handmade in Grass Valley, California.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Made in California

Bob Murphy

created by

Bob Murphy

location

California

When Bob Murphy retired as a house builder, he repurposed his woodworking skills to craft door harps. “Now I make much more expensive sawdust with all the exotic hardwoods I use,” he jokes. To create that sawdust—and, of course, the stunning instruments that welcome guests with warm tones—he turns to his studio’s heavy-duty machines. Those multitasking behemoths “keep me motivated to design and create new items each year,” he says. And if the tools ever fail to move him, there are the views. Recently, the California-based artist relocated the equipment from his shop to his mountain home on five country acres. “It gets up to a foot of snow in the winter with a 50-mile, 180-degree view of surrounding pine and oak trees,” he says. “That is inspiring by itself.”

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
wire, walnut wood, maple wood, cherry wood, canary wood, metal pins, padauk wood
Measurements
9.5" L x 6.5" W x 2" D
Care
Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Notes
Intended for indoor use only.
Item ID
26260

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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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within 5 days, arriving 6 business days after the order was placed.
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within 3 days, arriving 4 business days after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.


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UncommonGoodsDoor Harp
 
4.5

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (38)
  • Unique (33)
  • Durable (9)
  • Bright (6)
  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (26)
  • Living room (10)
  • Office (6)
  • Kitchen (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (23), High-end shopper (6), Budget shopper (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (35), No (12)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (15), Child (5), Husband (4), Self (4), Mother (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (19), Other (14), Weddings (3)

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5.0

Just Beautiful !

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from Redmond, WA

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Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Door Harp:

      This particular door harp is exquisite, and beautifully crafted. The sound of the strings is soft and soothing. I will definitely buy this handcrafted piece again for gifts.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No, No
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      5.0

      Beatuifully crafted & delightful to hear.

      By 

      from Washington, DC

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom
        • Gifts
        • Small Rooms

        Comments about UncommonGoods Door Harp:

        He had seen a door harp at a vacation house we rented & was intrigued by it's lovely tone. I surprised him with one for his birthday. He loves it!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

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        5.0

        Door harp

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        from Los Angeles

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Door Harp:

            Beautiful design. Would not work on my door so I hung it on the wall.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No, No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very unique gift and loved by bride and groom!!

            By 

            from St Stimons Island, Ga

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods Door Harp:

                This was an overwhelming success as a wedding gift for a very down to earth couple who enjoy interesting and earthy objects. They are very special people who have found each other and love the outdoors and nature.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Wedding

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                4.0

                Great item

                By 

                from Capitol Hill - DC

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                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Easy To Clean
                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Door Harp:

                  I gave this to friends for their new home. They are minimalists so it had to be something special. They really liked it. It is small enough not to overwhelm a space but very cool. Handmade. The only downside is that it could be louder. That was the one comment from the recipient.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

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                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Disappointing

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                  from central ky

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                  Comments about UncommonGoods Door Harp:

                  It was expensive & nice looking, but it didn't work. The little wooden balls made hardily a sound when hitting the wires. This is the third disappointing thing I have ordered from you. I will not order again. Please remove me from your mailing lists.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect in Every Way

                  By 

                  from Oakland, TN

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                  Comments about UncommonGoods Door Harp:

                  Parent's had just moved to a new home, and this added the piece d'resistance. We just all visited for a family reunion, and all had to go through the front door, several times, to hear the lovely chimes. Perfect size, but perfect melody each time.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Mother
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Mother’s Day

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                  5.0

                  Recipient was ecstatic on gift.....Awesome product.

                  By 

                  from Oakland, Tennessee

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                  Comments about UncommonGoods Door Harp:

                  Perfect size for an awesome sound

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Service not at all what was expected. Planned for a Mother's Day gift.....and it arrived 3 days later. Perceived it would arrive on the 6th of May....yeah for pre-Mother's Day arrival, but arrived on May 11th. Even with a ship day of May 6th....why so long after original order date....did it take 5 days to get there? This part was very disappointing. Other two items arrived in 5 days from order date.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Mother’s Day

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Gorgeous craftwork!

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                  from Washington, DC

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Door Harp:

                    This was a gift for musical friends who were hosting us for several days in Europe. The harp is lovely, and sounds lovely (after tuning!). The wood inlay is gorgeous, and a wonderful example of Appalachian craftsmanship. It was also small enough to fit safely in its box in my small suitcase, and left the perfect amount of space free for lots of chocolate on the return trip ;)

                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Other

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Just as expected

                    By 

                    from OTP ATL, GA

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                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Great Quality
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gifts

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Door Harp:

                      I have been looking for a door harp like this for quite some time. Most of the ones I found online were not my style. This was exactly what I expected and I love it. I would definitely recommend this item.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Other

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