WalnutStudiolo

Original Modern Designs / Handcrafted Leather Goods

Nehalem, Oregon
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| 18,155 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    - Etsy Early Holiday Sale! 20% off select gift items 10/24-11/17
- We are shipping daily and working safely from home!
- Get 10% OFF when you join our email list! https://mailchi.mp/walnutstudiolo/follow-us
- #AskWalnut - we'll answer your questions via video: https://bit.ly/3mQ047w
- We gift wrap! Learn more and see example photos: https://bit.ly/32y46JN
- Read our note about COVID-19: https://bit.ly/3bGtmwQ
- Walnut Studiolo crafts original modern designs by hand in our Oregon workshop using only natural materials.

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 26, 2022

- Etsy Early Holiday Sale! 20% off select gift items 10/24-11/17
- We are shipping daily and working safely from home!
- Get 10% OFF when you join our email list! https://mailchi.mp/walnutstudiolo/follow-us
- #AskWalnut - we'll answer your questions via video: https://bit.ly/3mQ047w
- We gift wrap! Learn more and see example photos: https://bit.ly/32y46JN
- Read our note about COVID-19: https://bit.ly/3bGtmwQ
- Walnut Studiolo crafts original modern designs by hand in our Oregon workshop using only natural materials.

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Geoffrey and Valerie Franklin

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Geoffrey and Valerie Franklin

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About WalnutStudiolo

Sales 18,155
On Etsy since 2009
Video summary: "What handmade means to us" -- a 4 minute video by Portland filmmakers Cineastas PDX.

Walnut Studiolo crafts original modern designs by hand in our Oregon workshop using only natural materials.

Hi, I'm Geoffrey Franklin. I'm an 8th generation Oregonian, born and raised in Beaverton and Weston, Oregon. I graduated from the University of Oregon Architecture School.

I run Walnut Studiolo with my wife, Valerie. I design and craft all the products in my workshop, and Valerie runs the business side.

In 2008, my wife Valerie and I moved from the suburbs to the cycling-friendly neighborhood of Southeast Portland, Oregon to be closer to our jobs and friends. When I started bicycle commuting to work, I found I wanted things that didn't exist, like old-fashioned leather bar wraps. I was poring over a book of modern photography of vintage Italian bicycles, when I noticed all the leather accents that must have been nearly 100 years old still looked gorgeous. I couldn't find anything on the market like I wanted, so I decided to create my own unique designs for myself.

In 2009, facing the Great Recession, my wife Valerie decided to post them on Etsy to see what would happen, and we were quickly surprised and excited by the reaction. We grew the business in our home garage in Southeast Portland, Oregon. We owe a great deal to the support of the Portland bicycle community in getting started, in particular BikePortland.org and the BikeCraft festival.

Fast forward several years, and now Walnut Studiolo supports us both full-time. We love working together from home, so in January 2016, we moved our home and studio into a space with a bigger workshop on the gorgeous Oregon Coast, fulfilling our lifelong dream of living close to the sea.

Bicycle accessories have been my core focus but as I grew my business, I came to expand into other fields that I love, like travel games, beer, and architectural accents like drawer handles. I love learning how to work leather as a medium. Eventually I also started enjoying the juxtaposition of leather and wood.

In these products, I'm expressing my love for good design, architectural concepts, and natural materials in products that I would want to use myself...and I do use myself. I design all of the products you see here from scratch and I field-test all my design until I'm comfortable with them before listing them on our shop.

My goal is to make high-quality, beautiful, durable, and most of all functional solutions to everyday problems. Thank you for buying small and handmade. I put my heart in everything I make.

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Declaration of Intellectual Property Rights: WALNUT is a registered trademark. Product description copy is registered with the US Copyright Office.

Mandatory Etsy compliance disclosure: Our personal accounts on Etsy are franklindesign and vschaferfranklin.

Shop members

  • The Franklins

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Geoffrey and Valerie Franklin are the husband-and-wife team behind Walnut Studiolo. Geoff has a background in architecture and art, which he uses to design and make all our products. Valerie's business background helps her manage everything else.

Production partners

  • Playing cards manufacturer

    Hong Kong

    A major playing card manufacturer capable of printing half-size decks and accredited by the Forest Stewardship Council™.

  • Cribbage peg manufacturer

    Rosharon, TX

    The solid metal cribbage pegs used in our Travel Cribbage Boards are precision CNC-milled in the USA.

  • Screenprinter

    Los Alamitos, CA

    Bandana screenprinting is performed by our partner silkscreening studio.

  • Playing cards manufacturer

    Erlanger, KY

    Manufacturer of American playing cards since the 1880s.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 7, 2022
Welcome! Thank you for your interest in Walnut Studiolo. Due to the hand-crafted, made-to-order nature of our business, we have set the following store policies.

For more information and customer service: http://walnutstudiolo.com/pages/contact

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Cancellations

Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: before item has shipped

Payment

We require full payment prior to beginning work on an item or shipping it out. If you would like to cancel your order, please message us, we'd be happy to cancel it, no questions asked.

INTERNATIONAL customers: please note that our prices DO NOT INCLUDE customs duties and taxes, such as the VAT or GST.

Please message us if you have any questions!

Shipping

FREE Standard US shipping on orders over $35 (2-5 day*)

Please call or message us if you have a particular delivery deadline so we can recommend the best service.

EXPRESS shipping options available (including FedEx and DHL Express).

INTERNATIONAL customers: please note that our prices do not include customs duties and taxes, such as the VAT or GST.

*COVID delays: Although we are shipping as fast as usual, delivery times are generally taking longer than usual during the global pandemic.

Read our complete shipping policy:
https://walnutstudiolo.com/pages/shipping-policy

Additional policies and FAQs

Contact information and customer service: http://walnutstudiolo.com/pages/contact

More FAQ: https://walnutstudiolo.com/pages/faqs

Our Mission:
We are a family run company on a mission to design durable, unique, and functional (awesome) products that reflect our values and that we want to use ourselves.

We think about our environmental footprint in everything we do! Learn more about our Sustainability Policy here: https://walnutstudiolo.com/pages/sustainability

More information

Last updated on May 18, 2022

Frequently asked questions

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