This Just Inbox: Heavy-duty sketchbooks made from reclaimed wooden planks – Core77

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Xylobooks, by Gary Robbins of Container Corps, are some seriously heavy-duty notebooks made from wood scraps from a furniture factory in his local Portland, OR. The books “marry old-school bookbinding methods with a clean, modern aesthetic that emphasizes the tactile nature of the materials,” connecting the wood to the paper by means of cotton twill tape and tiny iron nails.

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The hard (and heavy) covers of the notebook are not just for show—they also provide a hard ,flat surface on which to write or draw and the taught twill tape creates a place to hold cards and other collected bits of paper and scraps.

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Each book is individually manufactured, and available from Container Corps.

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