As you can see by looking around our website, we make a lot of fireplace bellows of many designs. These are the bellows that started it all.
We make them from a variety of contrasting hardwoods, our choice, depending upon wood availability, but they are all quite similar. The darker wood is always in the middle unless you would like to order just one kind of wood. Some of the woods we have used are: maple, alder, American cherry, walnut, poplar, birch, and cedar.
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. 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.