no hassle returns & exchanges, the longest warranty & the cheapest's our way of saying MAHALO.


Your Cart is Empty

Redwood Burl Wood Phone Case, All Models

Staring at Koa all day, while magical, does get a bit old sometimes. California Redwood burl is one of my favorites...and we just so happen to have some amazing pieces floating around the shop.  We certainly have to thank Mother Nature for these remarkable wooden phone cases. Sure we've been busy sanding, polishing and cutting, but She's spent decades growing the burl knobs on the Redwood trees.  The result of our combined efforts is a one of a kind, handmade wooden case that literally brings a bit of the forest home to you.

  • Slim case design (all the protection, none of the bulk)
  • Sustainably Harvested burl from California (no need to feel guilty here)
  • Drop tested and approved (we're like drunken sailors around the shop)
  • Protection for all sides (with front lip to protect the screen when laid flat)
  • Made in Hawaii (yes that's still considered made in the USA) 
  • Naturally finished so the oils from your hands over time seal in the wood.

We are proud to say our wood iPhone cases are carried in over 50 stores throughout the Hawaiian Islands.  We use only the most beautiful (and expensive) burl redwood which I personally sand, etch, cut and assemble.  The cases are a combination of hard plastic backer and soft TPU sides which will bounce when dropped...we don't recommend testing that although we're pretty sure you'll find out eventually. All this work to create a one of a kind reminder of the Redwoods.



...sure it's amazing looking but that's just the start of it's story.  We source our Koa from fallen or dying trees from private ranches on the Big Island of Hawaii. The curly grain pattern is the most rare and expensive and we use only the most beautiful (and therefore expensive). The current log we are using cost more than my truck...and it's a pretty nice truck. I personally hand sand, finish, etch, cut, ink and assemble all the cases going out of our shop.  Hopefully this year I learn to delegate.  

but How bout the Case???

Last year I personally made over seven thousand phone cases...that's not a typo. During those efforts, I've  learned a few things more than how to relieve aching finger pain and the marvels of watching Netflix into the wee hours of the morning. I found the case that everybody's not too thick, plenty of bounce if dropped, gripies (that's the technical term) on  the side, and a protective lip for the front side. It's everything you need and nothing you don't.

Still need more info? That away to be thorough!

Check out the video below. The islands are calling...answer already. No really, this is all I got.  It's time to pull the trigger.

Customer Reviews

Based on 427 reviews
Incredible art, incredible workmanship

Form vs function is the tradeoff that most artists are faced with, but Pono Woodworks has mastered both. Their cases are stunning to look at AND they function extremely well! The case covers the volume and on/off buttons to keep the dirt out, and there is just enough of a raised bevel to protect the glass if the phone is dropped. The case has just the right amount of grip to keep your phone from slipping out of your hand, but not enough to prevent you from easily sliding it into your pocket. This is my second case, and the first one sill looks as good as new after years of use. Can’t say enough about this beautiful and functional piece of art! Bravo!!!

Excellent product!

Being a nature conservationist at heart, I truly enjoy the well-crafted sea turtle design. Thank you for making such a high-quality product.


Love the new phone case! My husband is a Island lover and had one before and got a new phone and was missing his piece of Hawaii, great anniversary gift!

Will not fit phone

Love the case but need to return it and get replacement. I ordered the Galaxy S20 but need the Galaxy S20 FE 5G size.

Son loves it!

REDWOOD BURL WOOD PHONE CASE. This was a Christmas present for my son. He asked for last minute for his iPhone. The service was great and we received before Christmas. The wood is beautiful and great craftsmanship. It is lightweight and slim. Would recommend and order from Pono Woodworks again.

1 2 3
Subscribe & Stay in touch