Howells Natural Wood Products Review

July 13, 2012


We’re celebrating our one year anniversary in a BIG WAY by hosting a fabulous giveaway event from July 16-29th.

Howells Natural Wood Products will be offering an 82 Piece Set of Solid Reclaimed Wood Building Blocks as a prize in our anniversary giveaway. Thanks Howells Natural Wood Products!
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Howells Natural Wood Products makes handmade wooden blocks and puzzles of exceptional quality.

Run by Chris Howells, Howells Natural Wood Products carefully manufactures 5,000 to 8,000 wooden blocks a month.

The majority of the wood used in their toy building is reclaimed wood, retrieved from a lumber supply company in the Portland, Oregon area that shut down in 2008 due to the downturn in the economy.

Due to the specific sizes at which this wood had been pre-milled, the wood was virtually worthless for any other purpose other than being turned into firewood, ground up and shipped over seas to a particle board manufacturing facility — or sold for pennies on the dollar to local area artisans who could turn a worthless item into a worthwhile product. Believing in my products, I took a gamble and purchased 20,000 linear feet of this wood to be turned into natural reclaimed wood building blocks. – Howells Natural Wood Products

My Experience with Howells Natural Wood Products

My 4 year old built this.

I am a big fan of traditional toys.

In fact, we don’t do noisy toys, as my kids call them, inside our house at all.

Instead our house is filled (littered?) with books, toy cars, lacing beads, puzzles, legos, board games and stuffed animals.

Toys that encourage free play and creativity!
…and don’t drive mom crazy!

I knew when I read on the Howells Natural Wood Products Etsy page “…because not all toys should have a power button…” that I liked them!

An itty bitty house.

As it turns out, the 82 piece set of wooden blocks from Howells Natural Wood Products was perfect for us.

The building blocks are of amazing quality. My kids couldn’t wait to start building things with them.

What do you know… a month later and they haven’t stopped!

Howells Natural Wood Products building blocks are made of all natural wood, which makes them safe for children of all ages. There’s no paint, varnish or stain used on the blocks.

You can tell that they are carefully made with your little one in mind. They are as smooth as can be and are completely free from rough edges. I’m happy to report that there were no splinters in sight! We hate splinters.

All of Howells Natural Wood Products blocks comply with the CPSC’s regulations for lead content, durability and small parts — there is no lead content, they pass all durability tests, and they’re all larger than the CPSC’s definition of “small part”.

Howells Blocks

During the sorting of the blocks.

These building blocks have become the favorite toy in our house. My 4 year old daughter even asks for them to be put away in her room at night, so she can play with them in the morning when she wakes up (and she does – quietly! It’s amazing!).

Chris Howells also makes natural reclaimed wood puzzles and novelty drink coasters. I received some of his pallet coasters and they are perfect for my morning cup of coffee. I’d like to say that I use them every day, but I can’t get seem to get them away from the kids, who would prefer to use the coasters as part of their block creations.

Ready? Buy from Howells Natural Wood Products

If you’re looking for top notch quality hand-made building blocks, puzzles, coasters and more — for your children or as a gift for the upcoming holiday season, I highly recommend Howells Natural Wood Products. There are many different sets of blocks available, from 24 piece block sets to 750 piece super stacker sets.

Stop by Howells Natural Wood Products today. Be sure to shop early — their products sell out very quickly in November/December.

Howells Natural Wood Products is offering our readers an exclusive deal!

[highlight]Use the coupon code GivePromote15 and you’ll get 15% off your purchase in their Etsy shop. Code valid through the end of 2012.[/highlight]
 
You can connect with Howells Natural Wood Products on:

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Etsy
Their Website

[box]Stay tuned for your chance to win an 82 Piece Set of Solid Reclaimed Wood Building Blocks from Howells Natural Wood Products in our one year anniversary giveaway starting on July 16th![/box]


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