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 (and sometimes not so contrasting), depending upon wood availability, but they are all quite similar. The darker wood is always in the middle unless you would like to switch that up. Some of the woods we have used are: maple, alder, American cherry, walnut, poplar, birch, and cedar.
The combination of woods used to be our choice, but we now list the specific contrasting woods fireplace bellows we have in stock. Any of the combinations below are available now and will ship within 24-48 hours of your order. Click on the photo to see a larger version.
We're also happy to build your bellows using any combination of woods you would like. Let us know!
We finish the wood with lacquer or 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.