With this design, we were looking to spice up our Original Fireplace Bellows a bit. This gives us an opportunity to play with and show off some of the more exotic and unusual wood species that aren't usually used in utilitarian items. We spend a lot of time and care in choosing the woods and trying different combinations to create something eyecatching.
We make these bellows from a variety of hardwoods, always trying to create the best looking combinations. Some of the woods we have used are: zebrawood, bloodwood, sapele, tiger maple, wenge, birdseye maple, lacewood, rosewood, purpleheart, butternut, and ebony.
The mahogany we use is FSC-certified. Certified mahogany (and other woods like it) are harvested responsibly to protect the health of forests and the planet.
The photos below are of the combinations of woods that we have available now. If there is a particular pairing you are looking for, please email us. We will be happy to make you a pair of fireplace bellows in any combination you would like.
We finish the wood with tung oil, a natural vegetable oil that enhances the depth of the wood grain. The bag consists of 2-3 ounce leather, very supple and able to produce a strong draft. We build the bellows with a strong steel hinge (covered by the leather) for dependability and a long life. The nozzle is brass. They come with a rawhide lace tied to the handle, making them easy to display. They measure 20-1/4" long, 7-3/8" wide, 5" deep when open, and 2" deep when closed.