Tree Ring Coasters

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Dave Wager

$60.00

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Woodland Wonder

The history of human civilization can be cross-referenced with any sizable tree. If we could count our own rings, however, the tallies would pale in comparison. Tree RingTM Coasters give us just another opportunity to appreciate the world around us, and realize that even a tree just four inches thick may have witnessed the birth of our grandparents.

Each set comes with four individually marked coasters to show their age, spanning anywhere from the early/mid 1900s to present day. Handmade in Missoula, Montana by Dave Wager from sustainable wood harvested from small diameter trees. Small diameter trees are overly abundant because naturally occurring forest fires that typically remove small trees have been suppressed for the last 100 years. Thinning out younger small diameter trees from old growth forests helps protect larger and older trees that have stood for centuries.

Due to the reclaimed nature of this item, each will vary.

Dave Wager

created by

Dave Wager

location

Montana

Call him the lord of the rings. Woodworker and ecologist Dave Wager spent the first part of his career analyzing tree rings—the internal markings that show how long, and how, a tree has lived. Eager to share both environmental awareness and his craft, he began creating pens out of trees felled in old-growth forest restoration projects. His passion makes it easy to break out of creative slumps: “If I’m stuck,” says the Montana resident, “I hike to one of my favorite old growth forests where I sit among trees that are 400-plus years old.” And he has at least one famous fan. One day, Dave answered a call from an unknown number: “It was the governor of Montana,” says Dave, adding the governor had just received a Tree Ring Pen for his forestry efforts. “He called to tell me how cool he thought the pen was!”

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
wood
Measurements
stands approx. 2.5"H x 3-4" dia.
Notes
Keep out of extreme heat and cold. Clean with damp cloth and wipe dry after use. Finish can be renewed by rubbing one or more coats of boiled linseed oil on the coasters.
Item ID
20143

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note, this item is discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available.


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