New Walnut Pen Trays

The perfect complement to Analog. The solid wood tray gives you a place to keep your favorite pen. (or catch the culprit who keeps stealing it!)

A fun backstory…

The unexpected benefit of making Analog with local manufacturers is not only walking along side the whole production process, but also being able to cultivate new product ideas together in their workshops. You know it’s been a good day when we’re leaving a meeting covered in sawdust. 

It was at one of these meetings that we noticed a huge pile of long walnut scraps in the corner. We learned that they were excess pieces from the Analog card holders. 

Since the rough-cut walnut boards come from the sawmill in varying widths, these extra pieces are inevitable. (Similar to how you always end up with those extra pieces of dough when using cookie cutters)

Seeing those “scraps” immediately got me thinking about how we could repurpose them into something useful.

So I went straight to my sketchbook and within a week we were off prototyping. We worked closely with our woodworker to get the perfect corner radius, angled cuts, and smooth matte finish.

We’re excited to launch the finished version today.


Pen Tray Details

Each pen tray is milled from solid walnut, sanded to perfection, and sealed with a clear matte finish. Keep your favorite pen always within reach.

And pairs perfectly with Analog and the HMM Ballpoint Pen.

  • Solid walnut
  • Dimensions: 6.25” x 1.9” x .9”
  • Weight: 4oz
  • Made in Pennsylvania, USA

This was a fun product to see come to life! I’ve been using the prototype these past few weeks and makes me smile every time I see it. I’m excited to see what other unexpected ideas we come up with alongside out local partners.