Coaster - handmade walnut, rippled surfaceTomokazu Furui
The beautiful rippled surface of this handmade coaster is created by the Japanese woodworker Tomokazu Furui.
The hand carved ripples enhance the elegance of the walnut timber used to make the coaster. The surface is double coated with a penetrating coat, then vegetable oil finished in order to improve the coaster's strength and durability.
While the surface has an overall smooth texture, the rippled surface creates a secure grip on the cup or glass on top of the coaster. The dark walnut color coordinates well with a wide range of tea cups, coffee mugs and drinking glasses.
Mr Tomokazu carefully chooses the right materials and the correct part of the tree for his products. These careful choices enable the coaster to be used for a long time.
Please note that while one of the photos shows a pair of coasters, this coaster is sold singly, not as a pair.
Approximate Size: Length: 9cm (3.5") Width: 9cm (3.5") Height: 1cm (0.4")
Care: Avoid long periods of direct sunshine. Hand washing with soap, sponge and lukewarm water is recommended. After washing, wipe water immediately and air dry naturally. If the wood becomes too dry, you can oil the surface with any natural vegetable or nut oil, then pat dry. Do not use in microwave or dishwasher.
It is recommended not to put cold cans or drink bottles on top of the coaster as they may possibly create a black ring-shaped stain.
Note: Size, shape, color may slightly differ from the actual product, as it is made by hand. Each product is unique and will slightly differ from the photo.
Tomokazu Furui, a woodworker and nature lover, creates beautiful tableware and furniture at his studio called “Tsukinowa.” His studio is located in the small town of Kyotanba in Kyoto prefecture, a town surrounded by mountains. Read more