Our Story

BASTE wood products believes in the Native American proverb,
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”

In this light, BASTE wood products makes high quality, hand crafted,
proudly Philippine-made goods that is environment –friendly.
We reuse, recycle and re-create new things from discarded pruned branches and damaged timber
of Honduras Mahogany and Teak hardwoods in cooperation with MARSSE Plantations.

BASTE works for MARSSE Plantations but in his spare time, operates wood working as a hobby.
We are a small family enterprise with a husband on the design and production
and the wife on the sales and marketing duty.
The children help out in the workshop in their own little way.

We make pepper mills and saltshakers in various designs and sizes,
small wood objects, and sometimes even furniture.
We accept requests for customized orders, kindly give us ample lead time to fulfill your wishes.

Interested? For questions and inquiries, please email us at bastewoodproducts@yahoo.com.ph

Pepper mills and Saltshakers

Our pepper mills and saltshakers are primarily composed of
Honduras Mahogany or Teak hardwood, the primary produce of MARSSE Plantations.
Sometimes by chance, we come across a native species
like Narra or Kamagong that provide diversity in the plantation.

Our pepper mill and saltshaker parts are imported from the U.S.A.
All stainless steel components compared to locally distributed imported pepper mills
which have plastic grinder parts. Finished in all natural wood and wax.
Our most popular design has the pepper mill top resembles the native "Salakot" hat
while the body looks like the "Banga" or earthen jar.

Peppermills are available in sizes of 4 inches, 12 inches and 24 inches.
Saltshakers are paired with the 4 inch pepper mill for table tops.
Other sizes can be manufactured by special order.
Interested? For questions and inquiries, please email us at bastewoodproducts@yahoo.com.ph.

Furniture

Occasionally, we encounter hardwoods big enough to produce furniture.
Samples shown here are mostly for our personal use.
Sometimes when the wood is insufficient to construct a solid piece, we employ creative means
to utilize the wood like the bar table and the hat and coat rack samples.

We accept requests for customized orders, kindly give us ample lead time to fulfill your wishes.
Interested? For questions and inquiries, please email us at bastewoodproducts@yahoo.com.ph.

Other Wood Products
Aside from pepper mills, saltshakers and furniture, we try to create functional art
and d├ęcor like candle holders, votives, vases, goblets, mirrors with wood frames.
Most were given out as gifts to family and friends.

We aim to please so kindly give us ample lead time to complete your requests for customized orders.
Interested? For questions and inquiries, please email us at bastewoodproducts@yahoo.com.ph.

PRICE (January 2008)
Pepper mills per unit
4 inches Pepper mill = 900.00
12 inches Pepper mill = 3,000.00
24 inches Pepper mill = 5,000.00

Saltshakers per unit
4 inches Saltshaker = 350.00

Pepper mill and Saltshaker per set pair
4 inches Pepper mill and Saltshaker set
900.00 + 350.00 = 1,250.00

Kindly note that PRICES may vary without further advice.
Delivery and handling charges NOT INCLUDED in the price list.


Payment Options
We accept cash and check deposits to
Bank of Philippine Island (BPI)
and Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC).
Kindly email us for complete banking details like account number and account name.

Kindly confirm your payment deposit by faxing proof of deposit slip at (02) 434-6975
and email at bastewoodproducts@yahoo.com.ph.

We will confirm and release tracking numbers and products for only cleared check payment deposits.

We accept ONLY CASH PAYMENTS for pick-up orders particularly for large wood products.
Kindly email us for customers who prefer to pick-up their products
for our availability schedules and location directions.

Delivery Options
Pepper mills and saltshakers can be sent through ABOITIZ2GO.
Standard delivery charges will be added on to Product Price for the Total Payment Amount.

A 4 inch pepper mill or saltshaker can fit a Small Size Pouch.
A set of 4 inch pepper mill and saltshaker can fit a Medium Size Pouch.
The 12 inch and 24 inch pepper mills have to be exactly weighed before being sent to know the accurate cost.

ABOITIZ2GO Standard Rates within Metro Manila Only (August 2008)
SMALL pouch with 1 kg max weight = 70.00
MEDIUM pouch with 3 kg max weight = 130.00

For Outside Metro Manila delivery, kindly email us first
to receive an initial price quotation to the estimated distribution area.


We do not make mid-point deliveries to other meeting areas like malls and coffee shops etc.
Kindly provide us with your complete mailing address and contact number for correct delivery.


For questions and inquiries, please email us at bastewoodproducts@yahoo.com.ph.

Our Products

Monday, August 18, 2008

Peppermill and Saltshaker Sets Available Stocks (August 2008)



1. 4 inches Mahogany wood Pepper mill and Saltshaker set = Php 1,250.00 per set
2. 4 inches Mahogany wood Pepper mill and Saltshaker set = Php 1,250.00 per set
3. 4 inches Mahogany wood Pepper mill and Saltshaker set = Php 1,250.00 per set

1. 4 inches Teak wood Pepper mill and Saltshaker set = Php 1,250.00 per set
2. 4 inches Teak wood Pepper mill and Saltshaker set = Php 1,250.00 per set
3. 4 inches Teak wood Pepper mill and Saltshaker set = Php 1,250.00 per set
4. 4 inches Teak wood Pepper mill and Saltshaker set = Php 1,250.00 per set
5. 4 inches Teak wood Pepper mill and Saltshaker set = Php 1,250.00 per set

Kindly note that prices may vary without further advice.
DELIVERY AND HANDLING CHARGES NOT INCLUDED in the price list.


PAYMENT OPTIONS
We accept cash and check deposits to
Bank of Philippine Islands (BPI) and Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC).
Kindly email us for complete banking details like account number and account name.

Kindly confirm your payment deposit by faxing proof of deposit slip at (02) 434-6975 and email at bastewoodproducts@yahoo.com.ph.

We will confirm and release tracking numbers and products for only cleared check payment deposits.

We accept ONLY CASH PAYMENTS for pick-up orders particularly for large wood products.
Kindly email us for customers who prefer to pick-up their products for our availability schedules and location directions.

DELIVERY OPTIONS
Pepper mills and saltshakers can be sent through ABOITIZ2GO.
Standard delivery charges will be added on to Product Price for the Total Payment Amount.

A 4 inch pepper mill or saltshaker can fit a Small Size Pouch.
A set of 4 inch pepper mill and saltshaker can fit a Medium Size Pouch.

ABOITIZ2GO Standard Rates within Metro Manila Only (August 2008)
SMALL pouch with 1 kg max weight = 70.00
MEDIUM Pouch with 3 kg max weight = 130.00

For Outside Metro Manila delivery, kindly email us first to receive an initial price plus delivery quotation to the estimated destination area.

We do not make mid-point deliveries to other meeting areas like malls and coffee shops etc.
Kindly provide us with your complete mailing address and contact number for correct delivery.
For orders, questions and inquiries, please email us at bastewoodproducts@yahoo.com.ph.


Thursday, June 26, 2008

Manila Bulletin Photo Caption



MARIO SEBASTIAN JR.
(Eukel) holds a bundle of mahogany prunings from their 60-hectare mahogany plantation in Brgy. San Vicente, Umingan, Pangasinan. The trimmings from their trees are sold as fuelwood in the province at P17 a bundle. The trimmings provide the early cashflow while waiting for the timber trees to mature more than 20 years from planting. So far, Eukel and his father have planted 116,000 trees during the last 16 years. They are continuing to plant as they acquire new areas for growing timber trees. Aside from mahogany, they are also planting teak whose wood is something very special.

by ZAC B. SARIAN
Agri Plain Talk, MANILA BULLETIN Agriculture Section
Thursday, June 19, 2008



Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Teak Wood Bench Set



Solid Teak wood furniture featuring a love seat and a bench.
Rustic design and finished in imported furniture wax.


This wood came from an old fallen tree in La Vista subdivision near President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's residence and seasoned by time.
The holes in the furniture are natural knots from the tree trunk.
Made without using nails except for bolts to secure the base.

Hand crafted by Mario B. Sebastian Jr.
Asking price is Php 25,000.00 negotiable.
Price does not include delivery and transportation costs.

Customized furniture requests available by commission.
Email bastewoodproducts@yahoo.com.ph

Caring for your Peppermill



  • Pepper mill mechanisms for milling whole peppercorns only.
  • Not made for grinding salt and other spices.
  • Avoid grinding an empty mill to prevent damage to mechanism.
  • To change from coarse to fine grind, simply loosen or tighten top knob to desired grind quality.
  • To refill, unscrew top knob and remove chamber cover.
  • Wipe with clean, dry cloth.
  • Keep away from damp areas.

Caring for your Saltshaker



  • Saltshakers for keeping finely grind salt only.
  • Iodized table salt will do. Not made for rough grind sea salt.
  • Keep salt dry to prevent damage to components.
  • Mixing rice grains with salt will help reduce moisture content.
  • To refill, remove bottom rubber plug and replace after fill up.
  • Wipe with clean, dry cloth.
  • Keep away from damp areas.