Northwesterner Series

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Back when I started Wood&Faulk, its only real purpose was to ever be a blog. I wanted to share some house projects, furniture finds, and some general experiments. I added a store just to make a little scratch to pay for hosting and materials for projects for posts – but things are kind-of evolving already. I’m still keeping the blog format as you know it, and the current style of content won’t change. I’ll always want to share interesting projects and experiments like I’ve always done. The one thing that will be evolving is the store. As the books, notepads and miscellany sell off, they won’t be replaced and I’ll be converting the store content to more hardgoods and the like. I’m excited to have new bags in there, and will be putting belts and camera straps in the store this week as well. Hopefully this won’t affect anyone much, for the little bits never seemed to sell that fast anyway.

To start the store transition, I’m happy to release a new series of bags that I’m really excited about – the Northwesterner Series. Made with Martexin Original Waxed water-repellant canvas and fine leathers – they are sturdy as ever, and sure to last long enough for even the next generation to enjoy. I was inspired by the colors and the climate of the Pacific Northwest, but I feel the classic styling is perfect to fit any situation. Available in 16” sizes now, and in the larger 20” coming soon. All of them come with matching straps. Many thanks to Lisa Warninger for the brilliant-as-always photography.

Also, thank you to everyone who’s been such a loyal reader and customer so far. I’m amazed everyday to hear from old and new readers. It’s been a busy time for me lately, and I know the frequency of posts has dipped – just know that I miss creating and sharing things with you guys when I’m tied up. You are all such patient and kind friends!

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Store Launch

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Today, I’m rolling out the store component, and I’m super excited about it. I’ve been so grateful for all the new readership and encouragement on the blog, and I hope you find some interest in the store as well. I’ll be experimenting with products and stock amounts, so please let me know any feedback you might have.

I’d like to showcase an item in this post, and it’s one that I’m really proud to carry. I’ve used a similar bag for a while now, but it wasn’t the greatest quality and I was looking for a tougher, better-made version for a while and wasn’t finding what I wanted. Enter Heritage Leather Co. I think I found these guys via svpply.com, and was immediately impressed with the look. After reading up on them, I was even more excited. Their bags are made in America, and are of excellent quality. Good leathers, strong canvas, solid hardware. After talking with them, I decided to order a small quantity; one spec’ed simply and one with a little more refinement. In the shop, you’ll see I have one with nicer leather and an included strap.

For this feature, let’s look at the standard model. It’s made with heavy ‘moccasin’ leather bottom, heavy cotton canvas body, and top-grain leather handle and straps. Super sturdy and ready for your pile of tools, outdoor gear, camping supplies… anything. I’ll be offering two sizes: 20inch is roomy for lots of gear and a 16inch that is great for fewer tools, but still a generous size. The 16in could even make a good briefcase or laptop carrier.

P.S. So thankful to the amazing Lisa Warninger for the photos!

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