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reversible wood coasters with soapstone chalk

by Elena Ruano Kanidinc
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

Branching Out

Artists Elena and Sanver Kanidinc know that a tree growing in Brooklyn deserves to be celebrated, reclaimed, and recycled. Coated with a lustrous shellac glaze on one side and soapstone chalk on the other, these local tree branches have be salvaged to form a one-of-a-kind set of conversation-starting coasters.

Made entirely from natural and reclaimed materials, these eco-friendly dining accessories are perfect for jotting down guest names or personal messages before resting your ice water or freshly muddled cocktail. Handmade in New York.
Sold as a set of 4

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
23671
Made from
reclaimed wood, soapstone, blackboard paint
Measurements
.25" H x 3.75" - 4" dia.
Notes
Dust with a damp cloth. To erase chalk, use a damp sponge and quickly dry.
To extend life: avoid extreme heat and excess water. If heavily soiled, use a soft scrubber (to prevent scratches) with mild soap; dry with a lint-free cloth.

Due to the handmade and recycled nature of this item, each will vary in size and color
  • the maker

Elena Ruano Kanidinc

Elena was born and raised in Madrid, Spain. She went to New York in the late 90's to continue her Fine Arts and Design education. After over 10 years of working as a branding Graphic Designer/Art Director, she started her own design company.

Elena decided to focus on her passion for all things design and concern for the environment. She is inspired by nature and the slow processes that take place in the natural world. "Its forms and processes shape my designs and working methodology. I design and made by hand, green items using processes and techniques that respect the environment." Elena uses products that are local, salvaged and reclaimed, or organic and natural.

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REVERSIBLE WOOD COASTERS WITH SOAPSTONE CHALK
 
3.7

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2.0

Disappointed

By 

from Reno, NV

About Me Practical

Pros

  • Protects Wood Surfaces

Cons

  • Flimsy

Best Uses

    Comments about REVERSIBLE WOOD COASTERS WITH SOAPSTONE CHALK:

    This product is as described, but not as pictured. It does, indeed, have a shiny shellac-covered side and a chalkboard side. However, I was disappointed by the weight of these coasters. I expected them to have some more substance to them based on the picture. In addition, I really like the look of the pictured items with the dark, textured bark. However, the item I received looks as if a cheap, flimsy strip of birch-like bark was hot-glued on. Of course, I did not expect the item to look exactly like the picture. However, I did expect it to be similar. In addition to the bark being different, the wood color is different.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    5.0

    My husband loves them

    By 

    from Baton Rouge, LA

    About Me Bargain Hunter

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Solid

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bar
      • Gifts
      • Parties

      Comments about REVERSIBLE WOOD COASTERS WITH SOAPSTONE CHALK:

      I bought these for my husband to put in his Man-Cave, the wood matches his cigar stands. He absolutely LOVED these coaters, the design, the grain. He isn't thrilled about the chalk part but I don't think he plans to use them to entertain either. They would be great to write down names or little qoutes/jokes for a party.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Husband
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Anniversary

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      4.0

      Fun for having company over!

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      from Chicago, Il

      About Me Frequent Entertainer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

      • Difficult To Clean

      Best Uses

      • Bar
      • Gifts
      • Parties

      Comments about REVERSIBLE WOOD COASTERS WITH SOAPSTONE CHALK:

      I absolutely loved these coasters! They were the talk of the party! However, after writing on them it has been difficult to get the chalk off fully.-was upset about that. I would recommend them though

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Mother
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Mother’s Day

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