Custom Wooden Pens, Boxes, & More from Detorno
Welcome to Detorno
Discover the inherent beauty of nature’s patterns with gifts from Detorno. Hidden near Manchester, New Hampshire, our custom wooden pens and unique wooden boxes are manufactured from the finest exotic and domestic woods. Hand-selected based upon their high figure and rich color, these pens and boxes are treasures plucked from the very best woods. We invite you to be an explorer and go on an expedition through our little chest of treasures.
At Detorno, we let nature’s hand show her artistry by discovering and embracing the nuances of each piece of wood. These distinct characteristics might include anything from knots to spaulting or even insect damage. As a result, each pen, pepper mill, bowl or other item is an entirely original product that is impossible to replicate. All of our components are chosen for their quality of fit and finish.
If you cannot find the exact treasure you are seeking, or have a special piece of material, please contact us and together we will make your vision come to life.
About the Artist
With over 26 years of experience working with wood, I have developed the trained eye necessary for selecting the finest pieces, ones that are ripe with personality. I look forward to experiencing the dramatic discoveries revealed by the lathe, for the dynamic and unpredictable treasures hidden in each piece.
Detorno, which is Latin for “make my turning on lathe,” was started after I suffered a back injury, which greatly reduced my ability to lift. I searched for a way to continue with my love of working with wood, while having a lower impact on my back, and discovered woodturning. I have also learned how to salvage pieces that would normally be considered too small to use by casting them in resin, which creates a beauty all its own.
I am a member of New Hampshire Made, the American Association of Wood Turners (AAW), the International Association of Pen Turners (IAP), the Segmented Wood Turners, the New Hampshire Woodworkers Guild (NHWG), as well as the Granite State Wood Turners (GSWT). I am currently the vice president of the GSWT.