Pens With a Story Collection: Australian Red Cedar
This Australian red cedar pen used to be a dressing table. It was made in the 1940’s for Iris by her carpenter brother and spent many decades holding hairbrushes, mirrors and delicate embroidered handkerchiefs. When Iris passed away, the dresser was inherited by her daughter, Gail. Gail didn't have room in her home for the old but still so lovely dressing table, but wanted to preserve and honour her family heritage so she had pens made from the lovely vintage red cedar timber for herself and her three children (Iris’s grand children). This pen carries within it many family memories.
Australian red cedar (Toona ciliatavar. australis) is possibly Australia's most celebrated native timber with a light, fine-grain and a beautiful even deep-red colour.
This wooden pen is created by an artisan who hand turns each pen on a wood lathe in North Brisbane. Using a meticulous thirteen step sanding process and 10 coats of CA we highlight the simple, innate beauty of the salvaged red cedar timber. The natural uniqueness in the woodgrain and timber colour variations, means that each wooden pen we create is one of a kind.
This slimline style pen has gold fittings and features a high quality, smooth, twist mechanism. This pen has black ink and takes a standard cross style pen refill. Find our standard cross style pen refills here.
This pen comes standard in a protective velvet pen sleeve. You can add a quality black pen box or an engrave-able timber box (options below).
Need a matching mechanical pencil to compliment your slimline pen? Contact us for a custom handcrafted pencil order.
Need it engraved? Type the exact word or phrases needed along with your font suggestion in the text box provided. We will contact you to confirm your engraving prior to it being laser engraved. Please specify if the engraving is for a left or right hander.
Need it gift wrapped and posted direct to someone? Add the name and address of the receiver in the text box at checkout, we will gift wrap and send on your behalf. The package will include the senders name (yours) but will not include an invoice.
We are specialist pen makers. Custom pen orders are our speciality and we'd be pleased to design and turn you a bespoke pen. You can even supply your own wood that holds precious memories.