CACoastalWoodCraft's Shop Announcement

Hi Folks!
Please email me to verify lead-times on orders. Smaller goods such as woodenware, handboards, skateboards, paddles and such are likely to ship in two to three weeks, but may take longer depending on what is on my plate. Boats may have a five to six month lead time.

Discounts for working students and teachers (because y'all are amazing and appreciated!).
All questions are welcome-- I enjoy the correspondence!

All my best,
Benjamin Barnhart

*more skin-on-frame boat "listings" to be posted soon: Canadian type canoes, Greenland style kayaks, and more variations on Aleut-inspired kayaks. Please feel free to send messages regarding boats in advance of their posting here. Cheers!

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    • Reviewed by Stephen Watkins on October 1, 2014
    • SALE!-- Figured Red Gum Handboard.

      I have a new favorite thing in the world! Ben's work really has to be seen and touched, pictures just can't do justice to this level of craftsmanship. I love this handplane! Can't wait to get it wet!

    • Reviewed by McJibJab on October 21, 2013
    • RESERVED: Koa and Acacia handboard for Kelly

      Hello new prize possession (don't tell my bike)! This beauty calls out to me from my wall (where it moonlights as a sculpture) begging to be taken out for a swim. Using the board in the water you feel as though you are one evolutionary step closer to being a dolphin. I mean check out these lines- marine mammal status!! I am in awe of this masterful unification of art and science, and so grateful for the empowered stokage it brings me. Can't wait for the next whomp.

    • Anonymous user Reviewed by Anonymous on February 16, 2013
    • RESERVED: Black Walnut coffee scoop for John.

      This coffee scoop is incredibly awesome – the perfect example of form and function going hand-in-hand. It's easy to use, a compact size, and comfortable in the hand. And for the 99.9% of time it's sitting on my desk unused, it looks like a work of art. Ben's note was great, his customer service was awesome, the packaging was really *special*, and he has just gotten a new regular customer.

    • Anonymous user Reviewed by Anonymous on November 16, 2012
    • RESERVED: Two handboards for Tris Tarantino, to take sailing to Baja

      Functional art! I'm fortunate enough have two of these handboards (maple w/ cherry and spruce w/ maple). Both are works of art that showcase the beauty of the grain. Bens passion for his craft and the sport are evident in the attention to detail. You can tell that a lot of love went into the creation of each piece. They are also a blast to to use. I experienced a huge increase in lift and control compared to regular body surfing. I've only had the chance to use them a couple of times but I'm a convert. Oh and did I mention they are BEAUTIFUL!!! Get one.

    • Anonymous user Reviewed by Anonymous on November 9, 2012
    • RESERVED, Andrea's Kayak and Paddle : )

      Holy mackerel! This is honestly the MOST GORGEOUS work of art, I have ever seen! Benjamin created the most unbelievable kayak for my mother. Honestly, it just took my breath away (and my mother's). He built it so that it can be stored outdoors, but my mother loves it so much, she keeps it indoors because it is so nice to look at. My mother also adores kayaking in it. All around, this is probably the best purchase I have ever made in my entire life. I can't recommend him and his works of art more strongly.

    • Anonymous user Reviewed by Anonymous on November 5, 2012
    • RESERVED for Kevin: Handboard, in Reclaimed Redwood .

      I've always enjoyed umping in the ocean and getting a little salt in my hair.
      nBut this custom made handboard has turned bodysurfing into a transformative experience. Each time I've taken my handboard out at Ocean Beach, I've gotten comments from all the local surfers. And the worse the surfing conditions... the more fun it is to be out with my handboard. Quick, close-out waves make for some wicked fun conditions.
      nI will be buying more boards from Benjamin. Thank you!

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