Stopping By Woods


Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know.

His house is in the village though;

He will not see me stopping here

To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer

To stop without a farmhouse near

Between the woods and frozen lake

The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake

To ask if there is some mistake.

The only other sound's the sweep

Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.

But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go before I sleep,

And miles to go before I sleep.

Robert Frost

New Hampshire


Stopping By Woods is the brainchild of Cristi and Ben Richards. From the time he was a small boy growing up in central Texas, Ben was fascinated by all forms of old pens and writing instruments.  Spending much of his time hiking and camping in Texas, New Hampshire and Montana, he also fell in love with the woods and the quiet solitude they could provide.  Cristi spent her childhood in Central Indiana before moving to Massachusetts.  In both, Cristi felt the strong pull of the wide open spaces and quiet woodlands.  After moving to Hawai’i we tried our hands at wood turning and the rest is history.  Having long been inspired by the tranquility of the woods, we hope to bring a piece of this natural beauty to you in each of our pens.  Our passion is transforming each unique piece of wood from a rough form into a magnificent work of art.

Our workshop is nestled in the back of Palolo Valley, under the shadow of the Ko’olau mountains where the lush vegetation, quiet solitude, and murmurings of the mountains lend an unconscious calm to our work. We hope that by making one of our pieces a part of each and everyday day, you will be able to realize some of that beauty and majesty wherever your find yourself.  Enjoy.

The Road Less Traveled...

Special Commissions

Shimon Peres

Michael Milken

Ria Dijkstra


Jessica Hagen Gallery

December 2008

Honolulu Design Fair

December 2007


Jessica Hagen Fine Art & Design

Andy Cole

Ron Kent

Tom Young

The Honolulu Wood Turners Club


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