Stackers

These little wooden blocks showcase the appeal of different types of wood. The ridges allow them to be balanced on edge. This item is part of the Hitotoki (Good Woods) product line from Alte Meister, a maker of Buddhist altars and related goods. While a wide variety of beautiful wood is used to make Buddhist altars, the manufacturing process inevitably generates offcuts. Previously, offcuts were burned in furnaces that helped to dry timber. The Hitotoki line was created to make better use of offcuts. Each item in the Hitotoki collection draws attention to the sensual appeal of different kinds of wood. Each stacker is marked with Japanese characters naming the wood used to make it.

Specifications for Stackers

  • Craft Type
    Woodwork
    Material
    Various kinds of wood
    Process
    Wood cutting/processing
    Dimensions
    (each block) W33×D33×H33mm, (all 3 together) W109×D109×H39mm
    Weight
    250g
    Shipping Dimensions
    W123×D123×H46mm
    Shipping Weight
    318g

Made by Alte Meister

Alte Meister, a manufacturer of Buddhist altars, uses offcuts from that process to make its Hitotoki (Good Woods) line of wooden craft items.