The materials extraction process takes a lot of work in and of itself, before it even hits our shop. Once legally harvested and catalogued, the wood is processed to remove nails, paint, char and other debris. The boards are hand picked by Homes at Reclaim Detroit, and are hand cut into wood veneers, which are then transformed at our headquarters into the frames we offer today.
The boards we use vary in species and age, but most of it is old-growth wood, harvested during the logging boom of the late 1800s and early 1900s. While present-day are constructed using mostly farmed softwoods (white pine, Douglas-fir), many do contain hardwoods, which are ideal for use in eyewear frame building.
Your frames’ finish will vary with grain character and color, as well as the life of the home they come from, and how they’ve weathered the years of use and/or neglect. No two pairs of Homes are exactly alike. Each handmade pair are subject to the same rigorous quality inspection, ensuring your sunglasses were made with the utmost care and attention to detail.
Warranty & Care:
We warrant products against manufacturing and material defects for a period of 90 days from the date of purchase. Homes Eyewear reserves the right to determine if a product is defective. If a product is deemed defective, Homes Eyewear will repair or replace the item free of charge. Repairs are also available at a reasonable charge.
All Homes are finished with a shellac and wax finish. This finish helps the wood repel water and conditions it to prevent over drying. If wood becomes very dry, wipe on a thin layer of conditioner with a clean cloth. This will significantly improve the overall look and durability of the wood. We recommend beeswax chapstick, butcher block oil, or walnut oil.
For daily care, treat your Homes as you would treat a cherished piece of jewelry. We recommend all Homes are kept in a safe place and not stored in your pocket, backpack, on the dash of your car in the hot sun or during a polar vortex, etc.
Your sunglasses will not be affected by sweat or other small amounts of water. Excessive water exposure, however, including submersion, may cause glasses to warp or delaminate. We do not guarantee that all of our glasses will float, nor do we recommend experimenting with this.
We do not offer prescription eyewear at this time, although we are working to offer it in the future.