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I chose birdseye maple for this journal – I love working with this wood. It is very hard, bright, and I love the striking figure. To achieve the desired feel, each piece is hand sanded repeatedly, resulting in a silky smooth surface. The finish is hand-rubbed Danish Oil mixed with a small percentage of varnish.

Distressed leather binds the edge, and 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 journal as they do writing in it.

The paper is 24 lb natural hemp paper which is archival quality and acid free, perfect for writing, sketching, or mounting. I hand tear, sew, and bind each page to create a strong durable paper block with deckled edges.

The headband is silk hand-sewn over hemp cord, creating a truly unique look. This step alone accounts for much of the time required to construct these books. There is no shortcut to doing this, which is why you simply do not find many books with hand-sewn headbands. I think you’ll find the results are worth the time.

This book is 8 inches tall, 6.75 inches wide, and 2 inches thick. There are 150 sheets, giving 300 writing pages. Each page is 5.75 inches wide, and 7.25 inches tall. This journal weighs just under 3 lbs.

About the price: each book represents the best available materials and long labor. Some ask how I can charge so much for a journal. 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.

Highlights:
- Distressed leather with curved binding.
- Silk headband handsewn over hemp cord.
- 24 lb hemp paper - acid free, archival quality, hand torn and sewn.
- Birdseye Maple panels with curved Black Walnut inlay and natural finish.
- Green decorative glass inset into front cover.

Size:
- 6.75 inches wide, 8 inches tall, 2 inches thick.
- 150 sheets, giving 300 writing pages.

Thanks!

Custom Handmade Leather Journal or Wedding Guestbook Album with Birdseye Maple panels, Black Walnut inlay, Decorative Glass, and Hemp Paper

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: maple, birdseye maple, leather, glass, decorative glass, Black Walnut, hemp, silk, hemp cord, silk headband, decorative paper, endpaper, distressed leather
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 3 reviews
  • Favorited by: 78 people

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