Live Wire Farm: Timber Hooks, Spoons and Rings

Meet my new obsession: Live Wire Farm's timber accessories. The man behind Live Wire Farm, John Robohm, sent a few of his beautiful creations — a couple wall hooks, some spoons, napkin rings, and raw honey — to our office the other day. (His son's apartment will be in our upcoming Small Spaces book!) We were pretty smitten...

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Every item is handcrafted from Vermont hardwoods by Mr. Robohm, and he carefully shapes and sands each one to perfection. The hooks are extremely versatile: use them in your bathroom, kitchen, garage, or as brackets for a wall shelf. We love the idea of using it as a toilet roll holder (see picture below). The Vermont timber used for the spoons is dried for 24 months before being shaped, and no two spoons are alike.

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The napkin rings are made of hardwood and coated with mineral oil. I can't wait to put them around a pretty cloth napkin. As an added bonus, we got some of Live Wire Farm's raw honey which is gathered from their farm, strained and bottled without altering or heating it.

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Prices are very fair for the quality and craftsmanship. Hooks range from $40-50, spoons $10-50, and napkin rings $20. The raw honey is $9 for a 12 ounce jar.

Both of the hooks will soon be hanging in Maxwell's apartment, but the napkin rings and honey will make their way onto my table. And I think I may need to acquire some of the hooks for myself! Check out Live Wire Farm Timber for more information.

Thanks, Mark and John!

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