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How: Cori and Ben’s favorite places to find old tools are flea markets and barn sales. From time to time customers will bring their own heritage tool to Yellowood Design to be refurbished. It starts with finding the perfect axe head. After restoration, the Rowley’s fit it with a handle that’s been customized with everything from stripes to hand-painted eagles. They then uniquely ID each axe at the bottom of the handle. The original manufactured date and restoration date is included on the sales tag.

“Visit antique and thrift stores and you’ll find perfectly good tools going to waste because they’re rusted. Eventually we want to empower people to recondition the heritage tools they have.” - Cori Oldest Axe: A hatchet from 1914. You own an axe – now what? Go to axe camp! The Rowleys extend the invitation to anyone who buys a Yellowood axe or hatchet. For $70 you can pitch your tent, eat Mrs. Rowley’s home cooking and get the chance to use your Yellowood tool. d

“There’s a richness to American craft. People took time to make each tool and there’s a story to be told. And these tools last a lifetime” – Ben

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Wonderfilled Magazine Volume Two  

Discover Columbus, Ohio! Exploring the world around us, one city at a time, through food, craft, art and design. Everything that makes life...

Wonderfilled Magazine Volume Two  

Discover Columbus, Ohio! Exploring the world around us, one city at a time, through food, craft, art and design. Everything that makes life...

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