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“A unique store and excellent stop on the coast”

The Oregon Connection/ House of Myrtlewood
Ranked #1 of 1 Tours in Coos Bay
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Take some time to check out this unique store. The myrtlewood products range in price from very reasonable to a little more spendy, but are unique and beautiful. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and when we were there had some free popcorn! The store has more than just the wood - you can find information, clothing, postcards, and other souvenirs. It is worth the stop, even if you are tight on time!

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Even though this attraction is a business, the owners have incorporated an interesting and informative program to introduce the public to the wonders of myrtle wood. Before this wood is harvested/cut, the tree has to be one hundred years old. This is one of the many reasons why myrtle wood is so costly. After the video, we follow numbered station to station process of how items are produced at this facility. In fact, when we visited, two craftsmen were working on the lathes. After the self-guided tour, you pass through the wondrous show room of items for sale. The pieces are breathtaking in quality, and also, in price! Still, a fascinating experience!

2  Thank Bruce H
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

A nice store/factory and you can take a tour through an see things being made. They have lovely myrtle wood pieces for sale, some are very pricey but its a very rare, slow growing tree so resources are limited. Beautiful art pieces, functional pieces, and worth the stop.

1  Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

Very impressed with their workmanship of what they can do with myrtlewood. Many unique items in the store which is attached to the factory. Glad we stopped and will certainly stop again when we drive the Oregon Coast. From top to bottom this coastline is spectacular to see and is very different from the Atlantic Coast.

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Reviewed 20 August 2013

I like myrtlewood, and enjoy seeing beautifuly crafted wood pieces, and when I read reviews and saw that they had more than just myrtlewood, we put it on our itenerary. We were all impressed with the size of the place, and variety of products this unique shop offers. There is a fairly large retail section, with a couple rooms devoted to the wood products, and a large area offering clothes, beautiful jewery, purses, scarves etc., as well as fudge. Then there is a walk-thru, self-guided tour of the factory, begining with an educational video explaining the process the wood goes through to create the finished items- complete with u-serve pocorn! After watching the movie, you enter the work rooms- several small rooms each with a different purpose. There were several men busy crafting the wood, some took the time to speak with us, while others were obviously occupied and paid us no mind as we observed them at work and passed through. The tour only takes a few minutes and puts you out in the myrtlewood section of the store. They even sell unfinished pieces in various formats (bowls etc.) for people to take home to paint, or decorate and finish as they wish. We spent over an hour total and really enjoyed learning and shoppping the beautiful pieces. A reccommended stop if you're in Coos Bay!

5  Thank Makelifefun
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