Heirloom Maker Journal

This handmade, coptic bound journal is custom crafted for makers.
created by

Matt Thomas


created by

Matt Thomas

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Tired of committing your craftsmanship inspirations and reflections to drab notebooks and random scraps of paper? Commit your creative process to fellow maker Matt Thomas' handmade journal. Crafted with Appalachian hardwood cherry covers and filled with archival paper, this journal is bound with linen thread for a lasting design that lies flat when open. The interior alternates between gridded graph and plain pages to accommodate many modes of sketching and notes. Thomas creates beautiful Coptic bound books you'll want to keep in your studio long after your creations have taken shape. Handmade in West Virginia.

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


Made in West Virginia

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Growing up as the son of a Union Carpenter in NYC, Matt was introduced to construction and woodworking at an early age. He has fond memories of "playing" in the wood shop as a small boy, building wooden toys and helping with home improvement projects. To start his working career, Matt bean a general contracting firm specializing in built-in furniture and cabinetry. But that career ended abruptly in 2011 when a broken back eliminated his ability to provide for his young family. Once Matt regained his mobility, he was able to rebuild his business seemingly overnight. With the support of state tourism agencies, he introduced a new line of handmade wooden wares in 2012. They garnered immediate media attention and filled the production schedule for a year in advance. Now working from his home studio, Matt is able to spend more time with his lovely wife and four kiddos, who in turn... crave time in the wood shop.

Handmade Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
Appalachian Hardwood Cherry, 25% cotton archival paper, waxed linen thread
8.9" L x 5.9" W x 1.25" H; 140 pages
The wood finish is maintenance free. Avoid exposing paper to dampness.
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