Hand-carved Wood and Leather Planner Cover, Datebook, Traveler's Notebook, Journal, Diary, Sketchbook, book cover, owl design

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Hand-carved Wood and Leather Planner Cover, Datebook, Traveler's Notebook, Journal, Diary, Sketchbook, book cover, owl design

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$169.95

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Item details

Handmade

Materials

basswood, leather, elastics, stain

What it is: Wood and leather Traveler's-Notebook-style planner cover with six bands for up to six inserts.
Materials: Wood front and back; leather spine; elastic bands to hold notebook refills; elastic belly band; leather lacing page marker (not shown).

Finished size of the folded planner cover: approximately 7 x 9"
Notebook refills: This cover accommodates
— A5 (8.27 x 5.83" or 210 x 148 mm)
— Moleskine Cahiers Large: (5.11 x 8.27" or 13 x 21 cm )
— Half-letter size inserts (I print my quarterly planners on resume paper, fold them in half, and tuck them under an elastic — so easy!)

Your inserts will be held in place with elastic bands like those found in choral music folders or the Midori Traveler's Notebook. INSERTS SHOWN ARE FOR EXAMPLE ONLY, AND ARE NOT INCLUDED.

The story behind the planner
I had the idea for creating a wood-covered notebook or planner after years of using a leather planner cover. Everywhere I go, my planner is with me, and I got tired of always having to find a hard surface if I wanted to write neatly or sketch in it. I needed something with a hard cover that would allow me to use my own custom planner inserts as well as a few Moleskine Cahiers and other inserts.

Our process:
To create a planner cover, I start with thumbnail sketches of the lettering or design elements we want to feature. When we have decided on a pleasing layout, I sketch or letter it full size. Trevor, the wood-carver, checks the design to ensure that it can be cleanly carved, and we make any necessary adjustments. Finally, we transfer the drawing to a 3/16" thick piece of wood, and the carving begins.

Each piece is hand-carved using simple, traditional carving knives. No two covers are exactly alike, as the type, grain, and hardness of the wood affects how the carving is done. Once the carving is complete, the piece is gently sanded, stained and/or clear coated. The leather spine is cut and finished — dyed or natural — and attached with both contact cement and careful stitching.

The planner is designed for lifetime of daily use, and is a pleasure to hold and use.
What it is: Wood and leather Traveler's-Notebook-style planner cover with six bands for up to six inserts.
Materials: Wood front and back; leather spine; elastic bands to hold notebook refills; elastic belly band; leather lacing page marker (not shown).

Finished size of the folded planner cover: approximately 7 x 9"
Notebook refills: This cover accommodates
— A5 (8.27 x 5.83" or 210 x 148 mm)
— Moleskine Cahiers Large: (5.11 x 8.27" or 13 x 21 cm )
— Half-letter size inserts (I print my quarterly planners on resume paper, fold them in half, and tuck them under an elastic — so easy!)

Your inserts will be held in place with elastic bands like those found in choral music folders or the Midori Traveler's Notebook. INSERTS SHOWN ARE FOR EXAMPLE ONLY, AND ARE NOT INCLUDED.

The story behind the planner
I had the idea for creating a wood-covered notebook or planner after years of using a leather planner cover. Everywhere I go, my planner is with me, and I got tired of always having to find a hard surface if I wanted to write neatly or sketch in it. I needed something with a hard cover that would allow me to use my own custom planner inserts as well as a few Moleskine Cahiers and other inserts.

Our process:
To create a planner cover, I start with thumbnail sketches of the lettering or design elements we want to feature. When we have decided on a pleasing layout, I sketch or letter it full size. Trevor, the wood-carver, checks the design to ensure that it can be cleanly carved, and we make any necessary adjustments. Finally, we transfer the drawing to a 3/16" thick piece of wood, and the carving begins.

Each piece is hand-carved using simple, traditional carving knives. No two covers are exactly alike, as the type, grain, and hardness of the wood affects how the carving is done. Once the carving is complete, the piece is gently sanded, stained and/or clear coated. The leather spine is cut and finished — dyed or natural — and attached with both contact cement and careful stitching.

The planner is designed for lifetime of daily use, and is a pleasure to hold and use.

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If there is a problem with your order, please let us know within five days of receipt, and we will provide return instructions. When the item is received back in original condition within 30 days of purchase via trackable shipping method, we will be able to process the refund.

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