Real Wood Covers Make Every One of These Field Notes Notebooks Unique

By Robert Sorokanich on at

Field Notes' new line of notebooks may be mass-produced, but that doesn't mean they're all identical. With covers made of thinly sliced Cherry wood, each Shelterwood edition cover is a unique natural beauty.

Starting from a hand-picked cherry tree grown in Illinois or Wisconsin, the wood covers are milled from five-foot wide logs to make one 5,000 square foot sheet. The wood-paper is pasted on to a kraft paper base, then printed with a slightly opaque white logo that lets the woodgrain show through. Check out Field Notes' beautifully hypnotic video—the process is pretty much exactly how you'd imagine.

A three-pack of Shelterwood notebooks goes for $9.95 (£6.00) and international shipping cost $7 (£4.00), but Field Notes warns that special editions like this often sell out fast. If you're looking to branch out into a new style of notebooks, better make like a tree. [Field Notes via Laughing Squid]