Where to buy online
Naturally Wood’s Etsy Shop (click here)
Located in Nanaimo B.C. on Vancouver Island, Naturally Wood specializes in custom woodworking, from fine wooden jewelry, keepsake, and pen boxes, furniture, home décor and everything in between. Robert uses a variety of hardwoods and soft woods such as maple, arbutus, yellow cedar, red oak, and cherry to create exquisitely designed one-of-a-kind pieces for even the most discerning clients.
Meet the Makers
Naturally Wood is a partnership run by the husband and wife team of Robert and Kathy Jakobsen from Nanaimo, B.C.. Robert is the artisan who designs and creates the company’s product line while Kathy manages the administrative end of the business along with aiding Robert in new product design.
Robert has been working with wood since he graduated from high school in 1981. Robert earned a B.Sc. (Chemistry major) from the University of Victoria. After a short stint working in research Robert returned to school to obtain teacher certification. Robert eventually left teaching to pursue a career in woodworking. He loves the creative process involved in designing a new piece and the immense satisfaction which comes from running a successful business.
Robert owns an interest in a portable bandmill, which allows him the unique opportunity to start the creative process with the raw log. Furthermore, the bandmill allows him to make use of wood not readily available to woodworkers on the coast (e.g. Arbutus).