Wood products are a prominent feature on the newly-released holiday gift guide from the Alliance for American Manufacturing. The list notes products from all 50 states that are domestically manufactured. Not all of the products are wood, but many are. You can see the entire list at http://www.americanmanufacturing.org/blog/entry/the-2018-made-in-america-holiday-gift-guide. Here’s a look at the wood products included.
Tree Hut in San Francisco manufactures wooden watches and sunglasses. The sunglasses, watch cases and watch bands are American made wood products, although the watch inner workings are sourced from offshore suppliers.
John Boos & Co. make butcher blocks and cutting boards that would make a great gift for any kitchen and cooking afficianado.
The Hoosier Bat Company in Valparaiso, Indiana, claims to be the second-oldest maker of wooden baseball bats in the U.S. They are licensed by Major League Baseball and will even make custom orders to your liking.
Bergeron Woodworks makes picture frames, boxes, mirror frames and trunks from reclaimed wood and designed by David Bergeron. Custom orders are also available.
Iverson Snowshoes is based in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and makes traditional wooden snowshoes perfect for a winter stroll.
Uncle Goose makes handmade, wooden blocks for children, a classic toy for the holiday season. In addition to traditional alphabet blocks, they also make blocks in other themes, such as dinosaurs. All materials for the blocks come from the Great Lakes region.
Niles Bottle Stoppers makes designer bottle stoppers to keep wine, bourbon and other spirits fresh. Besides wood, options are available in glass and stone.
Ada’s Handcrafted Baskets makes handcrafted wood baskets for display and everyday use.
Delgado Guitars have been making handmade instruments since 1928 as a family business, now in its third generation. They make only a few dozen each year.
Rite in the Rain makes a product that, while strictly not wood is something woodworkers who work outdoors could appreciate. The 102-year-old company makes pads, notebooks, and writing implements all designed to work in wet weather.
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