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 when the mallets hit the wire (customize your tune by adjusting each strand). The natural wood grain creates a uniquely organic instrument, while the fluid silhouette creates an eye-catching display. 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
Ingredients
Care
Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Notes
Intended for indoor use only. Allow harp to hang in place for a week before adjusting wires with included tuning wrench.
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 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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High Quality and Beautiful!

5

I have been looking for a unique gift and this exceeded expectations in quality, craftsmanship, and design!

Park City Utah

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Just lovely

5

My grandmother had a traditional Swedish door harp when I was growing up, and I would love to open and shut the door just to hear it. Now I have one of my own! It's a beautiful piece for inside your front or back door. The sound is just lovely, and the craftsmanship is top-notch. Looks exactly as pictured. I would definitely recommend this item and think it would be a nice housewarming gift.

Montgomery, IL

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Beautiful door harp

5

Easy to install. Very beautiful workmanship. Makes a sweet sound to welcome guests home. Super whimsical.

Redmond, OR

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Can't hear it

1

I am giving one star because the wood is pretty and it appears well made, but the whole idea of a Door Harp is actually hear it when the door opens and closes. Like other buyers here, I have to agree that it's impossible to hear the chime unless you open the door quickly and with force and then get your ear about an inch from the mechanism. Too bad. It's so pretty, but so useless, even after tightening the wires and switching doors. I wish I'd not chosen it as a birthday gift for my best friend. Embarrassing.

Los Angeles

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Just the right thing!

5

I decided to keep this intended gift once I saw how beautiful it was and how lovely it sounded. The scale didn't work in my log cabin home, but it is absolutely perfect (and draws many admiring comments) on my office door. The sound is subtle enough that it does not bother those around me and I love hearing the sound from the strings when I open and close the door.

Canaan, NH

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Worth every cent

5

Welcomes our guest as they come into our home

Toms River, NJ

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This is so sweet, a perfect housewarming gift.

5

This door harp is beautiful and the sound of the chimes clear and so pretty. I read many of the reviews for this product and was a bit worried about quality, sound, etc. But I must say, I ordered two of the chimes, one for my brother and one for my parents, both having moved into new homes this year. Both were beautifully made and certainly excellent quality. The finish was flawless. The tone of both were light and lovely right out of the packaging (though a tuning tool is included). I am very happy with both chimes and would recommend this purchase.

Idaho

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Very uncommon, very well made, very nice gift

5

door chime with wooden ball and strings

Gloucester VA

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Beautiful sound, design and quality

5

House warming

Nebraska

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Door Harp walnut sky

5

Plan to hang it on the inside of front door.

Westchester, NY

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Door Harp

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