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I offer for sale this handmade wood and leather binder / journal, which will be completed and ready for shipment within 14 days of confirmed payment. I guarantee this to be the most comfortable to hold, the most beautiful, and the best constructed book you have ever experienced or I will refund your money including all shipping charges.

I love taking custom orders, so if you would like any variation on what you see here, contact me and we'll discuss it.

Here are the highlights, with more detail below:

- Distressed leather with curved binding.
- Decorative glass accents
- Includes 100 sheets (200 writing surfaces) of hand torn 24 lb hemp paper - acid free, archival quality
- Mahogany panels with curved Maple inlay and natural finish.

- 6.5 inches wide, 8 inches tall, 2 inches thick.
- 6-Ring pattern fits Franklin/Covey 'Compact' size pages (4.25" x 6.75")

Available Add-ons and price:

- Leather Pen Loop ($25)
- Custom Laser Engraving ($25)
- Lined Pages ($25)
- Additional Pages ($25)
- Leather Closure Strap ($25)

For this project, I began with salvaged Mahogany with a reddish-brown tone. The grain is fairly straight, while still displaying its exotic texture. To achieve the desired feel, each piece is hand sanded at least 10 times, resulting in a silky smooth surface. I've added a curved Maple inlay which nicely contrasts the darker Mahogany. The finish is hand-rubbed Danish Oil mixed with a small percentage of varnish.

For the binding I've used distressed leather which is supple and smooth to the touch. My method of binding ensures that no leather edges are exposed, resulting in a book that is a joy to handle. Many people comment that they spend as much time simply holding their planner as they do writing in it.

The paper is 24 lb natural hemp and has a textured creamy grey color, accented with flecks of hemp fibers. It is archival quality and acid free, perfect for writing, sketching, or mounting. Each page is hand torn to create a deckled edge to the paper.

This binder is 8 inches tall, 6.5 inches wide, and 2 inches thick. Each page is 5 inches wide, and 5.75 inches tall. This binder weighs approximately 1 lbs.

About the price: this binder represents the best available materials and long labor. Some ask how I can charge so much. Others, who are aware of the level of craftsmanship involved, marvel that I charge so little. I try to be within the reach of most, while still honoring the unique quality of each book.

I will repeat my guarantee: If you find that this isn’t the most comfortable to hold, the most beautiful, and the best constructed binder you have ever experienced, I will refund your money including all shipping charges.

Thank you.

Wood and Leather Binder with Glass and Wood Inlay. Franklin Covey type Binder.


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Mahogany, Leather, Glass, Inlay, Hemp, Decorative Paper, Maple
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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