Pistachio Pedestal

This solid wood pistachio server is designed to offer an elegant solution for storing discarded shells.
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Uncommon Collection

$48.00

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Shell Casing

With a nod to the form and colors of pistachios in the shell, this two-tiered server is perfectly designed to solve the nut's perennial problem: the leftover debris that piles up in your hand, in your pocket, or in the aftermath of a party. Featuring an organically coordinated, pistachio-green rim, the upper tier holds 8 ounces of whole nuts, while the lower, broader level offers an elegant solution to stash the shells without fumbling for a makeshift discard dish. It's routed from solid, sustainable North American Maple, hand sanded and finished with teak oil for a smooth, food-safe finish. The tiers come apart for easy, tidy shell disposal. Made in Dorset, Vermont.

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Pair your Pistachio Pedestal with our Roasted and Salted Pistachios.

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Made in Vermont

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

The UncommonGoods Product Development team identified a problem inherent to serving pistachios—the mess produced by the discarded shells—and sought a design solution that was easy to present, serve, and clean. With guidance from our team, J.K. Adams developed and produced the Pistacho Pedestal. The design enables you to serve pistachios in the shell in a convenient and attractive way that incorporates space to dispose of the shells.

The J.K. Adams Company was founded in Dorset, VT in 1944, by Josiah Adams. In 1949, the Cooper family purchased the company and has owned it ever since. In the early years, the company produced wooden drafting equipment, slide rules, and surveying equipment. The company also did contract wood manufacturing and produced products such as wooden shoe shine boxes. As technology started to replace many of these products, the company started to design and manufacture cutting boards and other housewares. Some of the houseware innovations attributed to J.K. Adams are angled knife blocks, in-drawer knife racks and numerous innovative cutting board designs. The company now employs 48 people, many of whom have been with the company for over twenty years. The company has been from it founding and remains committed to operating in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

Each item in the Uncommon Collection meets five important standards. Here's how Pistachio Pedestal qualified for the Collection:

Original Design

The Pistachio Pedestal design elegantly responds to the downside of whole pistachios—the leftover shells. The upper tier of the connecting, two-piece design holds whole nuts in an attractive server rimmed in pistachio green, while the lower tier stows discarded shells in a convenient, unobtrusive space until easy disposal.

Responsible Business Practices

mission statement

"Our mission is to put a J.K. Adams product in the hands of every person who is passionate about their kitchen, about the food they make, and about the connections made while entertaining with good food and good friends. We will design and produce products that are exceptional from a functional, aesthetic, and quality standpoint and will always stand by them with a full 100% replacement guarantee. We will continually work to prove that well run companies with committed and customer focused employees can grow and prosper by producing high quality products in an environmentally and socially responsible manner in the United States."


fair wage

J.K. Adams pays employees a starting wage of $12/hr., which exceeds Bennington County's living wage.

- Local (Vermont State) minimum wage: $10
- Federal minimum wage: $7.25
- Living wage of Bennington County: $10.18


paid time off

All full time employees receive 9 paid holidays and earn PTO based on years of service, from 1 to 4 weeks. They also receive 3 paid personal days off per year, available on January 1st and to be used within the calendar year.


recycling primary/secondary materials

J.K. Adams recycles all of its primary material (wood). All of their scrap and by-product pieces of wood are collected and burned in one of two wood-burning furnaces, which in turn reduces their dependence on fossil fuels. The sawdust they generate is collected in two 20-foot containers and sold to local dairy farms.


charitable giving

J.K. Adams has a long history of supporting local charities. These non-profit organizations include their local library, an organization focused on their local forests, a local theater, and organizations focused on numerous health and educational issues. In 2014, they provided these organizations with financial and product donations for events and auctions totaling $10,000.

The company supports local farmers and producers. During the summer months, a local farm operates a produce stand two days a week from in front of their building, and in the winter, they host the Sunday Dorset Farmers Market in their manufacturing facility


Environmentally Friendly Materials

Teak oil, North American native wood (natural source materials), and milk paint.

Resourceful Packaging

The Pistachio Pedestal is packaged in a partially recycled and recyclable/compostable corrugated box, with partially recycled and recyclable/ compostable paper fill.

Exclusivity

There's one place—and only one place—where you'll find the Pistachio Pedestal: UncommonGoods.

Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
maple, teak oil, milk paint
Measurements
Entire Pistachio Pedestal: 9" L x 9" W x 2.2" H
Top Piece: 6.5" L x 6.5" W x 1" H; Capacity: 8 oz of whole nuts
Care
Wash with warm soapy water and dry immediately. For long term care, apply mineral oil or beeswax wood conditioner every few months.

Help condition and preserve your board with mineral oil.
Item ID
22405

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will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

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UncommonGoodsPistachio Pedestal
 
4.8

(based on 461 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (388)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (64)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Creative & functional (161)
  • Easy to use (133)
  • High quality material (124)
  • Easy to clean (103)
  • Good capacity (103)

Cons

  • Limited capacity (11)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (148)
  • Dinner parties (82)
  • Holidays (74)
  • Special occasions (64)
  • Display (43)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (91), Frequent entertainer (34), Stylish (29), Budget shopper (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (353), No (54)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (292), Birthday (52), Other (45), Father's day/dad gift (7), Mother’s day (3)

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5.0

I love having this our for our guest

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from New Braunfels,TX

About Me Frequent Entertainer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Creative & Functional
  • Easy To Clean
  • High Quality Material

Cons

  • Limited Capacity

Best Uses

  • Dinner Parties
  • Everyday
  • Holidays

Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

It looks classy! It's so practical too

Service and delivery comments:

Delivery prompt

 
4.0

Looks just like the pic, very nice and smooth and beautiful.

By 

from Redondo

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Creative & Functional
  • Easy To Use
  • High Quality Material

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

    Nice for the coffee table, keeps a messy area more tidy.

     
    1.0

    I would not buy this product

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    from San Clemente, CA

    About Me Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Creative & Functional

    Cons

    • Poor Construction
    • Unattractive Presentation

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

    I returned it soon after opening because of the different color & grain variations, and the unequal sizes of the glued wood pieces of the top & bottom sections. 2 of the 3 glued pieces of the bottom section was not completely flushed together. Therefore liquid can be trapped inside the crack, becoming unsanitary. Cost $23 to returned it. Since the piece was poorly constructed, I should get the shipping refunded also.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery was on time.

     
    4.0

    Love it!

    By 

    from Parker, Co

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    Pros

    • Creative & Functional

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

      Bought this for my dad for Father's Day. He loved it, uses it regularly and keeps it out as decoration. I'm buying another one for my son and myself!

       
      5.0

      Great gift

      By 

      from Pinehurst, NC

      About Me Practical

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      Pros

      • Creative & Functional
      • Easy To Clean
      • Easy To Use
      • Good Capacity
      • High Quality Material

      Cons

      • No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

      Our friends just loved the pedestal. Not only does it look good, it is very practical and easy to clean.

       
      5.0

      great gift for dad!

      By 

      from Monument, Co.

      About Me Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Creative & Functional
      • Easy To Clean
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dinner Parties
        • Everyday
        • Holidays
        • Special Occasions

        Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

        This was perfect for my dad who is constantly leaving a mess with his nut shells. He either would put them on a napkin, (that of course doesn't contain) or just set them on furniture and it would always drive my mom nuts! ;-) This way he can enjoy with an easy to use holder for the pistachios and also the shells. He loved receiving this in the mail for his birthday! Also it's very easy to clean and put away.

         
        5.0

        Fabulous!

        By 

        from LA, CA

        About Me Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Brilliant Finish
        • Creative & Functional
        • Easy To Clean
        • Easy To Use
        • Good Capacity
        • High Quality Material

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Big Events
          • Dinner Parties
          • Display
          • Everyday
          • Holidays
          • Special Occasions

          Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

          Fabulous - really terrific!

           
          5.0

          functional and attractive

          By 

          from Harrisburg, PA

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Creative & Functional
          • Easy To Clean
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dinner Parties
            • Everyday

            Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

            The logistics of pistachios are always a problem, and this attractive and functional piece is the perfect solution. I like the simple look; so far even when empty we are keeping it sitting out.

             
            5.0

            GREAT GIFT IDEA....PEOPLE LOVE IT!!!

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            from AZ

            About Me Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Brilliant Finish
            • Creative & Functional
            • Easy To Clean
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Capacity
            • High Quality Material

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Big Events
              • Dinner Parties
              • Everyday
              • Holidays
              • Special Occasions

              Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

              I PURCHASED ONE FOR MYSELF AND LOVED IT SO MUCH I'VE GIVEN IT AS A GIFT TO SEVERAL OF MY FRIENDS/FAMILY....SOOOOO COOL

               
              5.0

              Absolutely would buy again!

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              from Boston, MA

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Brilliant Finish
              • Creative & Functional
              • Easy To Clean
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Capacity
              • High Quality Material

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Holidays

                Comments about UncommonGoods Pistachio Pedestal:

                I bought this for my dad for his birthday. He absolutely loved it! It is a beautiful piece and I would definitely buy another!

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