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man coasters - set of 4

by Arra David and Anne Johnson
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

Take Nothing for Granite

There's a downside to enjoying a cold beverage: every time you want to take a sip, you have to detach that flimsy coaster that's stuck to the bottom your glass. It's no wonder folks would rather put up with coffee table rings and mix-ups than bother keeping a set at home. It's about time coasters muscled-up. These no-nonsense, boldly designed coasters are handmade and assembled from solid, salvaged granite slabs and recycled rubber, making them the kind of sleek and sturdy piece anyone would be happy to slide beneath their favorite drink. Bottoms up! Handmade in New Hampshire. Sold as a set of four coasters.

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

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
30326
Made from
rubber, granite
Measurements
4" squared x 1.25" thick; 2 lbs.
Notes
Hand wash with soap and water.
  • the maker
Arra David and Anne Johnson

Arra David and Anne Johnson

Arra David and Anne Johnson are longtime New England rockhounds. Their love for Mother Nature's artwork in stone and hardwood inspires them to handcraft functional creations that bring the outdoors in. They craft each piece with attention to detail, quality, and respect for nature.

Working with stone calls for custom fixtures and techniques. Arra is an engineer and serial inventor, while Anne is an artist with a keen eye for balance and harmony. Together, they blend the endless varieties of nature's materials into pieces that decorate homes and will keep generations connected to their environment.

To keep our beaches and forests as they are, Anne and Arra "plant" a new quarry stone in the water to replace each one gathered, and they plant ten times the number of trees harvested for their work. collection

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MAN COASTERS - SET OF 4
 
4.6

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Solid (33)
  • Attractive (30)
  • Protects wood surfaces (29)
  • Water resistant (22)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Coffee tables (28)
  • Everyday use (26)
  • Bar (18)
  • Gifts (17)
  • Parties (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (18), Stylish (12), Frequent entertainer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (5)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (4)

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4.0

Great gift

By 

from Orange County, CA

About Me Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Protects Wood Surfaces
  • Solid

Cons

  • A Bit Heavy
  • Non Poreous

Best Uses

  • Bar
  • Coffee Tables
  • Everyday Use

Comments about MAN COASTERS - SET OF 4:

These are really unique and 'manly' but a bit heavy for most people and they are made of a solid granite so they don't absorb moisture. Not sure how they will work for drinks but they look great and he was happy with them.

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

Comment on this review

 
5.0

Perfect for the man who has everything

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from Fayetteville, Ga

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Protects Wood Surfaces
  • Solid
  • Water Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bar
    • Coffee Tables
    • Everyday Use
    • Gifts
    • Parties

    Comments about MAN COASTERS - SET OF 4:

    Recipient raved about how sturdy & "manly" these coasters are!

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery was perfect: On time & no damage.

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

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    5.0

    Unique idea

    By 

    from Spokane, WA

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Solid

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bar
      • Coffee Tables
      • Everyday Use

      Comments about MAN COASTERS - SET OF 4:

      I have a friend who is a bit hard to buy for. I loved the title "Man Coasters" so sort of as a joke, I gave him these. They are heavy and attractive. The rubber around the edges detracts from the attractiveness a little bit but it's mandatory for non-slippage and it's thin enough to not dominate the design. My friend liked them a lot, and I will likely buy a set for myself.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Kudos to the packaging department. I receive so many items in the mail that are left to flop around in the larger package. All of the items I purchased were packed firmly and safely. I appreciate the effort!

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

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great gift for a guy!

      By 

      from Milwaukee, WI

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Protects Wood Surfaces
      • Solid

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bar
        • Coffee Tables
        • Parties

        Comments about MAN COASTERS - SET OF 4:

        I did not know what to get for a guy that has everything. When I found these I knew they were the perfect gift. Then my husband saw them and he said he liked them a lot. I knew I found the perfect gift!

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

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        5.0

        Beyond expectations! Very masculine!

        By 

        from ME

        About Me Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Solid

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Use

          Comments about MAN COASTERS - SET OF 4:

          They'll make a big hit with the men in our family. I'll put them on next year's list as well.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Child
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Great item!

          By 

          from Birmingham, AL

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Solid
          • Water Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Coffee Tables
            • Everyday Use

            Comments about MAN COASTERS - SET OF 4:

            Very nice item!

            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            handsome coasters

            By 

            from ann arbor

            About Me Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Protects Wood Surfaces
            • Solid
            • Water Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Coffee Tables
              • Everyday Use
              • Gifts

              Comments about MAN COASTERS - SET OF 4:

              great housewarming gift

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              5.0

              HEAVY DUTY COASTERS

              By 

              from SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Protects Wood Surfaces
              • Solid
              • Water Resistant
              • Well made

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Coffee Tables
              • Everyday Use

              Comments about MAN COASTERS - SET OF 4:

              GOOD LOOKING COASTERS, USED EVERYWHERE. WILL LAST FOREVER.

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              5.0

              Manly coasters, for sure!

              By 

              from Pittsburg, CA

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Protects Wood Surfaces
              • Solid
              • Water Resistant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bar
                • Coffee Tables
                • Everyday Use
                • Gifts
                • Parties

                Comments about MAN COASTERS - SET OF 4:

                These coasters are unique and attractive. Definitely masculine. Good gift for a son getting his first apartment.

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                4.0

                MANLY chunk of granite

                By 

                from St. Louis, Missouri

                About Me Frequent Entertainer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Protects Wood Surfaces
                • Solid
                • Unique
                • Water Resistant

                Cons

                • Heavy
                • Thick

                Best Uses

                • Impress people

                Comments about MAN COASTERS - SET OF 4:

                An inch thick chunk of granite with rubber edges and feet.

                These are heavy and durable - they are not a flimsy set of coasters and would probably break a glass table if you dropped one on it... but the coaster would survive intact.

                Each coaster is a unique thing, since it is natural stone, and the manufacturer used several different kinds of granite so they are a matched set by material and rubber edging but do not match *exactly* if that is important to your decor.

                They are also not exactly cheap, aren't something I'd want children to mess around with, or would use around glass topped ANYTHING.

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