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9 Unconventional Items Made From Wood

By Serena Solomon | August 4, 2015 7:41am | Updated on September 16, 2016 12:08pm

NEW YORK CITY — Is wood the new black?

Whether it's part of an effort to find more ecological materials or that grainy look is what you're after, wood-centric products are a chic trend in personal accessories and home wares.

Here's what you can get to bring a touch of woodsy warmth to your outfit or tableau:


Proof Pledge from Glasses.com
Price: $149 including lenses
Try out a pair of Proof Pledge wooden glasses. They're made from the mid-century modern staple and forever-trendy teak wood. This style is considered unisex.


Carpenter’s Watch from the MoMA Store in Midtown, SoHo or Online
Price: $150
This watch comes in dark or light wood. The uncluttered design stays away from all unnecessary ornamentation, leaving you with three ticking hands, the wooden face and a leather strap. The Carpenter’s Watch is made in Japan.

iPhone Case

iPhone Case from Goodwoodnyc.com
Price: $40
GoodWood is your go to place for all things made of wood, and everything is created and designed in Brooklyn. The Kitties iPhone case comes in either rosewood, cherry or walnut.                                                                                

Wine Glasses

Wooden Wine Glass Pair from Uncommongoods.com
Price: $122
These wine glasses are handmade in Colorado and sold through e-commerce site Uncommongoods. They are made from black walnut wood and cured to prevent the wood from affecting the flavor of the wine. 


Old World Puzzle Coaster from Goodwoodnyc.com
Price: $35
This coaster set also doubles as a puzzle, although it’s a very easy one. The set is made from plywood and designed and made in Brooklyn.

Wine Glasses

Wooden Bowl from the Turning Time Etsy Store
This wooden bowl shows of nature’s artistic streak. It’s handmade, carved out of a burl that was once attached to a big leaf maple tree in Oregon. The bowl is finished with a maple polish and beeswax.


Toothbrush Set from Izola.com
Price: $16
Izola, a New York-based company, uses sustainable bamboo with nylon bristles to make its toothbrushes. There are several sets to choose from including “Numerals,” which helps you tell whose toothbrush is whose.  


Ring from VERSANI in SoHo, NoLita and the West Village
Price: $295 plus, depending on metal used
This ring is part of the Wood Collection from VERSANI. It comes in either silver or white, pink or yellow gold. The center is made of bocote wood. Rings are available in sizes five to 12 and can take up to six weeks for delivery.


Cuban Link Bracelet from VERSANI in SoHo, NoLita and the West Village
Price: $795 plus, depending on metal used              
A thick chain that contrasts with a warm wood is sure to be an eye catching accessory. The bocote wood in the bracelet can either be paired with silver or white, pink or yellow gold.