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Beautiful handmade high end cigar rest ashtray. Unique and functional artisan work of art....for your cigar!
Each cigar rest is made by hand, created from an oak barrel stave.
- Ashtray Inset is lined with artisan created premium grade copper.
- Created from solid oak barrel staves
- Measures approximately 7.5" long and up to 4.5" wide.
- Cigar rest holds one cigar (not included).
- Genuine barrel band is attached with black hammered iron style nails.
The copper finish is artisan handcrafted using patina techniques that create beautiful finished sheets of copper. The copper patterns vary as shown in the photos. This variance helps create a one of a kind piece every single time!
Perfect gift. Well balanced. Genuine oak barrel and band used. Our cigar rests are larger than most. Refined, yet rustic.
All barrel staves, barrel bands and copper all have a unique patina. Each one will be unique and beautiful. You'll notice in the photos that the barrel bands are offset. This gives room for easy handling and balance.
AS ALWAYS: Never leave a lit cigar or any source of flame unattended!
I source my barrels from Northern California wineries. Straight out of wine country!
Barrels are unassembled by cutting the barrel bands off. This action reveals each barrel stave separately.
Staves are taken into the shop and if needed, white deposits from the wines are sanded off the inside to reveal the color of the wine stained interior. The same is done for the exterior of the barrel just enough clean up and to remove unwanted stains. I prefer a more rustic look so I let most of the natural patina shine through.
Each stave is then marked with numbers for size and use depending on the product I am making. I cut or carve each stave into the desired design. Once I have the initial design together, I hand sand and apply lacquer or food safe oils to bring out the beauty of the wood grain and patinas. I cut and attach the barrel bands at the time of creation so they fit perfectly on whatever I happen to be making at the time. I use black wrought iron hand hammered style nails. These nails help set my designs apart, a small touch with a beautiful impact.
This beautiful high end cigar rest is hand made from an oak wine barrel stave. The barrel ring is cut directly from the barrel to fit the coaster. Black hand forged style end nails are used to secure the barrel band.
Each piece I create is unique even when using the same product design. The wine, patinas and winery use all come into play in the end. My vision along with what nature has provided lead me to my finished products.
Working in the wood shop is a fine day indeed. I'm Doug, a retired master carpenter and wood worker. I am lucky enough to be able to supplement my retirement by doing something I truly love.
It is in my shop where I am truly who I am at heart. A maker. My process starts with using my hands to create items that not only serve as a functional piece, but also something pleasurable to look at. My work often evokes conversations about eras gone by as my products are often made from reclaimed materials including vintage wood and metal. I was raised on a farm. I am an earthy and rustic kind of man and that shows in my work. Seeing the delight in friends and family's faces when receiving one of my hand made creations as a gift really inspired me to make for others. I might not be able to see the buyers expression when they open their purchase but while I am making, the thought of their response inspires me. It is always gratifying when customers reach out to tell me how my creations touched their lives....even in the most simple of ways.
To me the creative feeling during the making process is as important as achieving the final goal of a finished piece of work. I crave that feeling of creativity. It's what makes me a maker.
I put a little bit of myself into everything I create. I have always been drawn to wood and metal. Combining the two together is something I have never strayed from. Using objects I have collected over my lifetime also often find their way into my work. I consider each product order as a personal request. One item at a time, one day at a time. Always working from my heart.
You can message me by clicking Contact the Maker. Always open to designing the special one of a kind item for the someone special in your life.
We only ship within the United States of America
We DO NOT ship international
The time we need for processing an order varies. See details that are listed with each specific product.
We gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations under these conditions:
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 3 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
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Customer satisfaction is very important to us!
If you are not happy, please contact us within 7 days of receiving the item.
You, the buyer are responsible for return shipping cost.
We must receive the item back within 14 days from delivery.
NO refunds, returns or exchanges on custom orders OR Sale Items.
****Damaged Upon Deliver****
We package items for delivery carefully. If, however, an item is delivered damaged, we will require photos of the damaged item before a refund OR replacement can be given and/or claim is opened with USPS. We will work with you on this.
****Lost or Damaged in Transit****
Refund or replacement will be issued after USPS has declared the package lost or damaged, which can take up to 30 days (or more). We follow USPS rules for collecting insurance on damage done in transit. We will work with you on this. We are not responsible for packages sent to a wrong address provided by buyer.
Other than Custom orders or Sale items: NO worries! We accept exchanges and returns within 14 days of sale. You must contact us first for return authorization. All returns must be in NEW undamaged, unworn, unaltered condition and shipped in appropriate packaging. Returns will be refunded for the cost of the item ONLY. The customer is responsible for any shipping charges incurred in the return process.
We track our mailed packages on a daily basis to make sure we know immediately if items are off the target delivery date. We cannot guarantee USPS delivery dates. If a package appears lost we will do everything possible to help locate and get your package delivered. We have a good relationship with our local post office and they are often very helpful.