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Crowdsourcing Mornings: The Wooden States Of America


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This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of organization. As Americans, we’ve fought hard for our freedoms. Here’s one we can enjoy without struggle: liberation from forgetting where we left our stuff. The Wooden States of America are imbedded with an independent spirit as well as four hidden magnets that hold fast to keys, bobby pins, banjo picks, and anything else you’d rather not lose. Manufactured in the United States, each piece is crafted from Pennsylvania Cherry like that famed sapling felled by a young, ax-wielding George Washington.

And much like our founding fathers, they embody both practical thought and sturdy good looks. Go ahead, swell with pride as you gaze upon the familiar curves of your state hanging on your wall (or wherever you think it looks best—isn’t freedom grand?). With borders carved by rivers and lakes, land disputes and rebellion, the shape of each state is a part of its story. The wooden states we make will help tell yours.  Here are the products specs:

  • Made from Pennsylvania Cherry – a classic American hardwood, harkening back to traditional furniture design
  • Stained with a mixture of natural resins, clay pigments and some coffee grounds- a rich brown color, with beautiful grain contrast
  • Four neodymium magnets are embedded in each state- they are very powerful and have no problem holding large clumps of keys
  • Each state is scaled to a similar size (approx. 45 cubic inches); basically they each fit within our 8″ x 12″ box
  • Included are two screws, two sticky squares, one key ring, mounting instructions and magnetic power galore

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As of July 20th, this project has raised around $24,000 of their $5,000 goal. This project only has 17 days left to raise as much as it can!  For a pledge of $33, you will get one wooden state.  For a pledge of $65, you will get two wooden states. To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/231790761/the-wooden-states

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