Introducing: Wood notebooks - Carefully designed and crafted real walnut notebooks engineered to inspire creativity. After years of making leather covers for Moleskine notebooks, we decided to design an improved notebook from the ground up. As creatives, we understand the importance of functional and beautiful tools and have spent the last two years perfecting the Wood Notebook. We aim to inspire creativity through the use of unique natural materials and thoughtful design.
Premium materials - We’ve developed a custom 5-ply real wood cover material which showcases the unmatched natural beauty of black walnut and is incredibly durable. At .08" thick, the cover boards are very strong and stable. Unlike some notebooks which use a cheaper chipboard back cover, both the front and back of our notebook is real walnut. The grain is hand oiled to perfection, letting the natural materials speak for themselves. Our logo is subtly engraved on the back cover allowing the grain to take center stage.
Functional Simplicity - After exhaustively testing many binding methods, we’ve decided to use a brass double coil for its functionality and durability. The coil allows the notebook to lie truly flat and for the cover to also be folded all the way behind. These design features improve ease of use in hand, or on a desk.
Available in Large and Extra Large* - After many rounds of prototyping and user feedback, we’ve decided to release 2 sizes of Wood Notebooks. The Large is an ideal companion for on the go note-taking while the Extra Large is perfectly at home on a desk. The dimensions are fine tuned for optimal writing and sketching. Size: 5.75” x 8” and 7.75” x 10”
*And now Medium! - Thanks to your overwhelming support, we're able to offer a 3rd size. The new medium size measures 3.9" x 5.65" and is about half the size of our large notebook. We've added a $20 reward for one medium notebook and a bundle of all 3 sizes for $70.
Plain, Ruled, or Dot Grid Paper - Our notebooks feature 120 pages of USA made 100% post consumer recycled paper. The 70 lb paper is smooth and doesn’t bleed. We’ve designed custom low contrast light grey ruled and dot grid paper so your ideas dominate the paper, not the lines.
Proudly made in America - We’re committed to manufacturing our line of notebooks in the USA. We have several world class vendors lined up to help produce our product. We believe local manufacturing results in higher quality products and is less wasteful. We value supporting local makers and hope you do too.
Hand-oiled Walnut covers
USA made 100% post consumer recycled paper
Brass coil bound
Lays completely flat
Dot grid, ruled, and blank
120 pages 70lb paper
Monogram - A laser engraved monogram is available on reward levels above $100. We'll send a survey after the campaign closes, at which point up to 3 characters can be entered per notebook.
Timeline - With successful funding complete at the end of March, we plan on shipping finished product in the month of June.
Thank you! With deep roots developing and manufacturing accessories for other products, we've always wanted to build the perfect notebook from the ground up. With your support, we hope to have our wood notebooks in the hands of many soon.
Please share with any friends who love to write and sketch who value quality made in the USA goods.
Risks and challenges
Manufacturing products can be challenging but we’re confident that our 8 years of designing and producing products at grovemade.com and engravegoods.com will allow us to get this project rolling with minimal hitches. We’ve chosen to work with local Portland vendors which will allow us to monitor quality and stick to our target fulfillment date of June 2016.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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