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Timber Tray is an heirloom quality smart phone docking station and catch-all for your daily essentials.

Update: Timber Tray now available in your choice of American Walnut or our new offering - Douglas Fir!

The Inspiration

People's lifestyles have been evolving over the years. We're busier than ever, and need items that will make our lives easier, more manageable, and at the same time will add beauty to our surroundings.

Tinsel & Timber has been known for our handcrafted wood and sterling silver pendant necklaces. The launch of our line filled the void for modern, heirloom-quality wood necklaces , but made a different issue very apparent to us. Where do we store the pieces we reach for every day? It seems many women don't fuss with traditional jewelry boxes anymore, and guys have never really had a good storage spot to begin with.

Typically, at the end of a long day, you probably walk in the door and throw your keys, wallet, jewelry and phone somewhere on the counter. Or maybe you dump it next to you on a small corner of your nightstand right before bed, hoping nothing gets misplaced and that you remember to charge your phone. We wanted to change that. After putting a number of sketches on paper and testing a few different concepts, Timber Tray was finally born. It's a piece that looks beautiful when it's empty, but also serves as an extremely functional catch-all for everyday items. Timber Tray is the perfect design to accommodate our busy lives. One side was designed exclusively as a docking station for your smart phone, and the other side is a gorgeous slightly sloped bowl that can accommodate anything you'll want to have close at hand each day -- your keys, wallet, necklaces, watch -- the possibilities are endless. 

Design Chops Included

As a trained Industrial Designer and former high-end furniture designer, I took great care in the design and selection of materials. While any bum off the street can design something (no offense to bums), there's a lot of consideration that needs to be made as to the choice of wood, felt, finish, and overall functionality and aesthetic of the piece so that you end up with a product that's truly heirloom-quality. The result is a finely crafted item you'll be proud to display. 

Decisions, Decisions...

Timber Tray is available in your choice of two gorgeous reclaimed woods: American Walnut from a barn in Southern Illinois, and Douglas Fir that our friends at Rebuilding Exchange sourced from an abandoned home in Detroit.

The right side features a carefully designed docking station and we are currently offering four versions of Timber Tray to accommodate various phones:  Model A fits the iPhone 4/4s, Model B fits the Samsung Galaxy S3, Model C fits the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Model D fits the iPhone 5/5s . (If we're lucky enough to get funding for this project, we'll add additional phone configuration models in the future.) The cutout for each phone can accommodate phones with slim protective covers as well. A piece of the highest quality 100% wool felt lines the phone area, and is available in your choice of gorgeous colors. The felt inserts not only provide your smart phone with a soft place to rest, but they also look great. The left side of the Timber Tray features a beautiful, slightly sloped bowl that was inspired by the smooth, intriguing appearance of river rocks; it's the perfect area to place your everyday go-to items.

 Help Make Timber Tray a Reality!

Right now, we're able to make the Timber Tray in very limited quantities, and that's where we need your help. The funding for this project will help us streamline our manufacturing, allowing us greater efficiency throughout the process. In addition to an option to pre-order a Timber Tray, we have a variety of other gifts at various funding levels that you can see to the right. We want to provide finely crafted, American made products that are not only extremely functional, but also beautiful. We think that's exactly what Timber Tray offers, and with your help, we can make our product a reality. 

Thank you!

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Risks and Challenges

The biggest challenge would be maintaining the highest level of quality with a high quantity production run. Fortunately, we handle all of the design and manufacturing in-house which allows us greater control of the quality throughout the manufacturing process. Additionally, we'll never have to contend with outside production issues that would come with outsourcing manufacturing.

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  • Once our project has been successfully funded, we'll reach out to all our backers who pre-ordered Timber Tray and determine which felt color they would like (green, grey, salmon or cream).

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    LOGO DECAL: Pledge $10 and receive a Tinsel & Timber logo decal as our way of saying thank you! You will also receive exclusive backer status updates. (Shipping within the U.S. included in price.)

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    AWESOME T-SHIRT: Get an extremely soft, high-quality (made in the USA, of course) Tinsel & Timber t-shirt proclaiming what we've known for years - "Wood is the New Black." (Shipping within the U.S. included in price.) You will also receive exclusive backer status updates.

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    COOL ART WORK: Receive a super cool 6"x8" letter press showcasing the Timber Tray design sketch, signed by the designer. (Shipping within the U.S. included in price.) You will also receive exclusive backer status updates.

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    iPhone 5/5s TIMBER TRAY: The Timber Tray is yours! By pledging $68, you get your very own handcrafted Timber Tray at an introductory price (also includes shipping within the U.S.). Includes your choice of felt color - choose from grey, salmon, cream or Kickstarter green 100% wool felt. Also receive exclusive backer updates throughout the project.

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    SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 TIMBER TRAY: The Timber Tray is yours! By pledging $68, you get your very own handcrafted Timber Tray at an introductory price (also includes shipping within the U.S.). Includes your choice of felt color - choose from grey, salmon, cream or Kickstarter green 100% wool felt. Also receive exclusive backer updates throughout the project.

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    SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 TIMBER TRAY: The Timber Tray is yours! By pledging $68, you get your very own handcrafted Timber Tray at an introductory price (also includes shipping within the U.S.). Includes your choice of felt color - choose from grey, salmon, cream or Kickstarter green 100% wool felt. Also receive exclusive backer updates throughout the project.

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    iPHONE 4/4s TIMBER TRAY: The Timber Tray is yours! By pledging $68, you get your very own handcrafted Timber Tray at an introductory price (also includes shipping within the U.S.). Includes your choice of felt color - choose from grey, salmon, cream or Kickstarter green 100% wool felt. Also receive exclusive backer updates throughout the project.

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    The whole kit and caboodle! Receive exclusive backer updates, a Tinsel & Timber decal, our super soft t-shirt, signed letter press, Timber Tray of your choice and each of the four felt colors, plus our sincere gratitude for helping make Timber Tray a reality! (Shipping within the U.S. included in price.)

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