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(In-Stock) Red Cedar Wood Ring, Rosewood Liner, Louisiana Bogwood, & Coffee - Size 10/7mm Wide
- Regular Price
- $ 520.00
- Sale Price
- $ 520.00
- Regular Price
- $ 650.00
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Red Cedar is a species of juniper native to eastern North America from southeastern Canada to the Gulf of Mexico and east of the Great Plains. Because of its resistance to decay, fence posts are fashioned from the wood. Moths avoid the aromatic wood, and therefore it is in demand as lining for clothes chests and closets, which are often denominated "cedar closets" and "cedar chests". If correctly prepared, excellent English longbows, flatbows, and Native American sinew-backed bows can be made from it. The trees thrive in adverse conditions. Tolerant of both drought and cold, they grow well in rocky, sandy, and clayey soils.
Yes, that's right! Coffee....in a ring! This design was originally conceived for a friend of mine who owns a coffee shop. I used beans from his store in the ring I created for him, but the coffee used in future rings is a bit more unique. I was able to obtain an unopened Hills Bros coffee can from 1952. The coffee inside was still fresh (they really knew how to make stuff back then) and has a great vintage story.
Though we can enjoy coffee in an endless stream today, this has not always been the case. Coffee rationing in WWII began in 1942 - families could only get one pound every five weeks - and the rationing didn't end until 1946. There were a few reasons for this. Firstly, the GI's needed coffee in the field. Secondly, German U-boats were sinking boats with coffee shipments from Brazil making coffee hard to get.
Rationed coffee was packaged in glass containers, which were not only reusable, but also saved precious tin resources for the troops. That this coffee could be purchased in a can was a sign that the war had ended.
For me, the idea of an unopened can of coffee sitting in the back of someone's pantry for so many years is a reminder of the frugality of that great generation which was permanently impressed upon them during the war.
Pulled from the Louisiana bayou, Bogwood is timber that has been submerged for decades if not centuries. Over the years, sediment enters the cells of the wood which preserves the wood and gives it a unique color and distinct grain pattern
Our Indian Rosewood has this wonderful dark, chocolaty appearance, with some tones of deep red as well.
Each Ring is Handcrafted in North Carolina
I am proud to craft each ring by hand here in the state of North Carolina. It is my honor to play a small role in the new "Made in USA" movement that is taking place across the nation and to do so by sharing part in our American heritage.