We handcraft wood rings for our customers upon request. We offer bentwood rings and layered rings. Bentwood rings are more durable, but are also more time consuming while handcrafting them. Layered rings are more economical, but do not last quite as long as bentwood rings. We have a large selection of materials to make rings from. We currently have maple, red oak, white oak, black walnut, basswood, red cedar, dogwood, and hickory in stock. We can get material from almost any native Missouri tree not in stock and have it ready to make a ring in less than a month.
Are Wood Rings Durable?
Wood rings are very durable if you take care of them. The customer that received the bentwood walnut ring below has worn it every day for several months since receiving it. She NEVER takes it off. Water exposure is hard over time on the finish of the ring as well as the structural integrity of the ring, but after months of showers, hand washing, and using hand sanitizer the ring is just as strong as the day it was made. The cherry and walnut ring below is the ring I wore daily for six months. I took it off for showers and most hand washings. I used chainsaws, belt sanders, drills, draw knives, and various other tools weekly and after months of wearing it the ring still looked almost completely identical to the picture below. That ring was broken when I dropped a very large piece of firewood on the ring while my hand (and the ring) was resting on a truck bed. The blow that broke that ring would have severely bent a regular g0ld wedding band.