Things have been exciting and exhausting here at W&F HQ. There has been so much work towards our newest line for some time now, and it's finally coming to fruition.
The Northwesterner Collection
January 23, 2015
Lately there's been a small set of albums I've been listening to constantly and I figured I could just share and see what you guys are listening to as well.
Winter Time Listening
December 11, 2014
The steel pipe fixture craze was cool, but sometimes over-kill for small spaces and also fittings can get expensive. If you’re looking for a smaller scale shelf, love the look of copper and playing with fire… here’s your DIY.
Copper Pipe Hi-Fi Shelf
October 20, 2014
In my pursuit to cover everything in leather, here's a fun and frivolous one. It looks cool, requires almost no material and is quite simple. PURE KEY LUXURY.
Key Sleeve DIY
October 17, 2014
Design Week Portland is upon us again, and we're happy to be a part of it again. So many exciting events on this roster, it's going to be the best DWP yet.
Wood&Faulk Open Studio
October 06, 2014
Since we've moved into a larger workshop, there's so much more room to breathe. As a side-effect, new plants keep showing up. Beth, one of our designers, came up with a sharp idea to make a svelte plant hanger DIY.
Simple Strap Planter
August 27, 2014
Recently, one of my best amigos purchased a little fixer-upper project in Joseph, Oregon. I've heard great things about the little town, but until a few weeks ago, hadn't seen it myself.
Joseph and the Abandoned Scout Camp
August 08, 2014
This project has been on my mind for a while. It was one of the earliest conversations I had with Brooke when we were chatting about her artwork over a year ago.
Brooke Thompson Engraved Lighters
August 01, 2014
I've been meaning to add some new belt models for a while, and I'm happy to finally show them off. Now that the dust is settling and some client catch-up work is back on schedule, I can get back to our own offerings.
New Belts: the Harrison, the Martin and the Matchstick
July 18, 2014
We've been working on our take for the standard dopp kit for a while now... Even releasing a very traditional shape to our retail partners earlier this year. After producing a few dozen of them, we wanted something a little different and more fun to make. Following a regular production run and an afternoon of feverish experimenting, the new shape emerged.
Wood&Faulk Travel Pack
June 13, 2014
The season for campfires is upon us. Whether you're in the forest or in your backyard, a simple DIY fire starter is super helpful. Tiandra, of the W&F family, is sharing her fire starter recipe today.
June 09, 2014
Here's just a check-in of recent things happening in the shop. Firstly, we're introducing brown stained Ash legs to the campstool options. The darker brown legs looks amazing with all the colors, with my favorite being the tan combo.
Wood Grain, Plaid and Brass
May 19, 2014
For the last two and a half years, W&F has been happily working out of the Beam&Anchor space in Northeast Portland. In about a month, we will be moving.
May 08, 2014
Took a rare couple days off recently and decided to check out Bagby Hot Springs in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Even though Bagby has earned decidedly rowdy reputation, I hoped it would be sleepy on a weekday.
Bagby Hot Springs, Oregon
April 30, 2014
I'm always experimenting in the shop with new plans. After starting to use some new leathers in our products, more ideas started to emerge.
April 24, 2014
Here's about the simplest strap you could make... but as with most of my DIYs on here, it was created out of a certain necessity.
April 16, 2014
Lately I've been working with some new leathers from SB Foot Tannery from Red Wing, Minnesota. The surface feel and weight is perfect for watch straps and our camera wrist strap.
Exploring Materials: New Watch Straps
February 20, 2014
Most of the time, I feel like my style is straightforward. I try to be simple, but I have been known to veer to the dandy side with certain details. This DIY is going to be one of them.
Western Fringe Brogue DIY
January 31, 2014
A friend once introduced me to the word 'hermitage'. No one wants to be called a hermit, but hermitage has a slightly more regal sound to it. I have a tendency to hide out sometimes and I'm perfectly comfortable with that.
Kitchen Progress and Hermitage
January 26, 2014
I've not done a record review post in a loooong while. Having no time to sit and relax with an album is one thing, but also I like to wait for interesting and smaller release gems too.
Duquette Johnston Review + Giveaway
January 15, 2014
I don’t get too crazy on my adventuring these days, but there’s a few canoe spots near Portland that you could easily get confused and not realize where you put the boat in. Throw in some bad cell reception and maps won’t save you either.
Compass Pouch DIY
November 27, 2013
Regular billfolds can be bulky. This one is slim, with two full pockets for cards and a western style mini-pocket to keep your most used cards handy.