Field Notes' new line of notebooks may be mass-produced, but that doesn't mean they're all identical. With covers made of thinly sliced American Cherry wood, each Shelterwood edition's cover is a completely unique natural beauty.

Starting from a hand-picked cherry tree grown in Illinois or Wisconsin, the wood covers are milled from 5-foot wide logs to make one 5,000 square foot sheet. The wood-paper is pasted on to a kraft paper base, then printed with a slightly opaque white logo that lets the woodgrain show through. Check out Field Notes' beautiful video—the process is pretty much exactly how you'd imagine.


A three-pack of Shelterwood notebooks goes for $10, but Field Notes warns that special editions like this often sell out fast. If you're looking to branch out into a new style of notebooks, better make like a tree. [Field Notes via Laughing Squid]