Welcome to Artistree, an online gallery of beautiful and useful wood products created by Pacific Northwest wood artist, Dale Randles. Many of the wooden objects pictured within these pages are ready for immediate sale. These items will be shipped within three business days after your purchase. Other images are examples of Dale's work that previously have been sold. In these cases you may be given an opportunity to order similar items. Of course, since each piece of wood has its own unique characteristics, the new object will never be exactly the same as the example. In each case, whether you buy something already made or an item made to order, your purchase will be a unique piece of functional wood art.
Are you looking for a gift of wood that is designed to surprise and delight? Perhaps a one of a kind hardwood shoehorn or a Branch Wood Back Scratcher would be the ideal choice. Be sure to check out Dale's Branch Wood Ring Holders and weed vases too!
If you are going to propose to someone who loves wood, present your ring with a Branch Wood Ring Box. The box comes in single and double ring styles, or you can order a box like the one pictured here, with a removeable ring tray and a compartment below for a special keepsake. Also available are Branch Stump Boxes. Like the Branch Ring Boxes, they are cut from tree limbs, and then these boxes are hollowed out and padded with soft leather or velvet.
As with all of the items that Dale sells on his Artistree website, he personally hand crafts each one of his kitchen and dining accessories in his island workshop. Most of his wooden bottle holders and stoppers, his pie and rice servers, and his wooden spreaders are carved from the branches of trees growing in the woods surrounding his home. Each of these reflects this origin in graceful curves that marry form with function. The soup spoons and the place settings of wooden flatware Dale makes from lignum vitae, the Wood of Life, sustainably grown on another island, this one in the Carribean.
Dale crafts his wood hair accessories, one at a time, from the finest naturally colored hardwood and brilliant pressure dyed and laminated DYMONDWOOD. Each hair stick and hair fork, barrette and hairbuckle, French roll comb and ponytail holder is finished by hand, sanded smooth, then rubbed and polished with a blend of beeswax and natural oils to accentuate the wood's natural grain and luster.
If you are tired of flyaway hair from the crackling static of a plastic comb, why not treat yourself to a static free comb handcrafted from beautiful hardwood? Unlike most wooden combs, cranked out in overseas factories from porous nondescript woods, Dale's individually handcrafted hardwood combs will never snag your hair, and, unlike cheap plastic ones, will never cause your hair to crackle with static electricity.
If you spend all day working at a desk or know someone who does, bring the warmth of wood into that sterile cubicle with a home or office desk accessory meticulously carved from a hardwood tree branch. In addition to the Branch Wood Stamp Box pictured here, you will also find Pen Holders, card holders, and letter openers. Each is artfully handcrafted to be one of a kind.
Five years of marriage marks the "Wood Anniversary." If you are looking for the a perfect wood gift for a fifth anniversary, what could better say "I love you now more than ever" than a Claddagh wooden ring? This classic design is one of several hand carved and pyrographic styles from which you can choose. Others include the Celtic Braid and Falling Leaf. Of course, if you prefer to design your own ring, Dale will work with you to accomplish your vision. Of course, if you would prefer something simpler, he will make you a One Piece or Three Layer Wooden Ring in your choice of wood.
All dressed up and no wood to wear? Dale fashions a variety of shawl pins and belt buckles from the world's most beautiful hardwoods. Artistreee wooden shawl pins make great gifts for knitters, and Artistree wood belt buckles have proven to be a popular groomsman's gift.
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