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Solid Cherry Wood Hourglass With Smooth Spindles


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This custom Signature Collection hourglass is handcrafted from solid cherry wood grown in the United States. Reddish brown with a golden luster, this wood becomes darker and richer with age. It is a finely textured wood that is strong and fairly durable. Combined with glass bulbs hand-blown in England, this classic piece adds a striking accent to any room.

As with all wood each piece will vary slightly in graining and color making each hourglass unique. Hourglasses are handmade so sizes are approximate.

NEW! 6x10 size now available with 50 minute globe


Hourglass Sand Timers Made in USA   Made in the USA

Hourglass Sand Timer Engraving Available   Engraving available - see ideas - request quote 

 Made when ordered, usually arrives within 2 weeks.


  • Offered in 2 sizes - 4"D x 6"H and 6"D x 10"H
  • Available fully assembled (as shown) or in kit form.
  • Fully assembled have 5 or 15 minute timers in the 4x6 size, 60 or 50 minutes in the 6x10 size.
  • Kits are available with two options:
    1. You assemble, no sand -  for customers who want to add their own sand (i.e. two different colors). Note: globe provided has a larger hole to accommodate different types of sand so timer accuracy is not ensured.
    2. You assemble, sand included - for customers who want a more accurate hourglass.  The natural sand you see pictured comes with your kit (not available with all options).

We highly recommend reading through our FAQ page before making your selection to clarify how our kits work by clicking here.

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Based on 19 reviews
So Happy with this Hourglass

The hourglass is beautiful! There is custom engraving on the top which came out wonderful!. Customer service was spectacular from the personalization, switching the sand color, to expedited shipping and was the best purchase experience I have ever had.
This was an anniversary present to my husband and he adores it.
I am sure I will be a repeat customer.

It's really beautiful -- high quality

It's a very beautiful timer! Love the cherry--quite cheery. Love it!


Beautiful hourglass!


I am a returning customer and each purchasing experiences has been outstanding. In both instances I have purchased hourglasse kits not to be used as hourglasses but to display things I have collected. The first hourglass kit was purchased to display soil (dirt) from a friend’s ancestral home in Ireland. The most recent purchase was used to display sand from the five invasion beaches at Normandy. The completed hourglasses are great for this type of display and make excellent conversation pieces. I will be a returning customer again in the near future.

Accuracy of Hourglass

Just wanted to provide some feedback on the timing accuracy of the hourglass. The advertised accuracy is within +/- 10% which would be 6 minutes variance (over 60 min) and the hourglass seems to be mostly within this range.

Over multiple tests, at different temperatures, the temperature seems to be the controlling factor in how accurate in timing the hourglass/sand timer runs.

50F = within 3 minutes (60 min hour)
80F = within 7 minutes (60 min hour)

30F (degrees temp variance)
4 minutes (timing variance)

The very approximate rule of thumb, appears to be:
For every 7.5F degrees
The hourglass runs 1 minute quicker (shorter in time)

Thank you for sharing!

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