Fresh green walnuts (Aug 2023)

NOTE: The 2022 harvest is now complete.
New orders will be delivered early August 2023

When Kari and I bought the country property where Rune-Jakobsen Design and DesignersBest are located in 1995, two old seed-sown walnut trees came with the deal. The previous owner of the house has stated that they were planted in 1945 and 1950.

In the years since, we have planted more walnut trees ourselves so that the total population is now up to 6 beautiful trees of various sizes, which supply green walnuts to both private schnapps lovers as well as professional producers of walnut schnapps and liqueur.

When you order 1 portion, we send 300 grams of nuts, which is enough to make 0.7 liters of essence. After storage, the essence can be mixed into finished walnut schnapps, depending on how strong you want it.

There are many recipes on walnut schnapps, but click here to see Elisabeth from Thybomads's lovely recipe, which is the one we ourselves use and recommend 🤩

You can order all year round. We pick the fresh green nuts at the beginning of August every year and pack them in portions suitable for making 0.7 liters of walnut essence. The nuts are sent immediately after picking.


The 1945 Tree
The smallest nuts come from a seed-sown tree planted after the end of the war in 1945. The nuts do not win any beauty contests as they are very irregular in size and appearance - on the other hand, they provide a lovely dark and concentrated essence with incredible depth and intensity. This schnapps takes its time to mature - but then suddenly cognac also becomes a bit equal.......

1950 treeThe medium-sized nuts come from the seed-sown walnut tree from around 1950. It bears large nuts of approx. 25-40 gr each and gives an excellent essence with depth and finesse - although still a little lighter and not as rich in tannins as the schnapps from the very small nuts from the oldest tree.

2001-2019 trees
Here you get "modern" walnuts that come from the trees we have planted ourselves over the last 20 years. These are large to medium-sized nuts that give a slightly lighter essence with a lovely mild and soft taste and smell.

Mixing from the different trees
We mix 350 grams of nuts from our 6 different trees.


All Rune-Jakobsen Design products are manufactured "on demand" - so when you order a product in the webshop, we do not pick it from a stock shelf, but manufacture it especially for you. 

- normal production time for standard products is 12-15 working days depending on design and busyness in the workshop.

NOTE that we always try to create unique products with an exciting visual expression and play of colors. You should therefore take our photos as a guide and not as an expression of how a standard product looks.

If you would like a delivery estimate before you order or if you have any questions, you are very welcome to call 42 43 43 93 or send an email 


Rune-Jakobsen Design has agency for the exclusive Italian home textiles from Tessitura Toscana Telerie and the handmade pepper mills from Alexander Handmade Mills. 

All products from the two brands can be purchased here in the webshop or at

Delivery time 2-3 working days.


Our juice rolls are not just for decoration. They are 19mm wide and 10mm deep, so they can actually hold quite a lot of liquid, so you don't have it running all over the table.

If you want a different form of juice collection than our standard grooves that follow the edges of the board, you are welcome to contact us before ordering and inquire about the options for a "custom" juicer.  


I am happy to laser engrave your name or logo in your product free of charge. Contact me before ordering if you want to inquire about the possibilities.


We offer an exclusive unIvers of delicious home textiles and spice grinders.

Rune-Jakobsen Design has under fire"DesignersBest" agency on the beautiful Italian home textiles from Tessitura Toscana Telerie as well as those handmade spice grinders from Alexander Mills.

The products are primarily sold online via the pages and

In addition, you can find selected products at etc. dealers
(Opens on the DesignersBest website)

The home textiles from Tessitura Toscana Telerie and the spice grinders from Alexander Mills are stock items, so the delivery time will normally be 2-3 working days.

Eg is a classic and well-known Type of wood. The color goes from reddish to grey-brown, and it darkens with age and exposure to light. The outermost part of the stem (splinter) is light and without dyes.
Smoked oak- is oak, we let it go through a treatment which results in the coloring of the wood. We only use "real" smoked oak - i.e. that we do not cut corners by using a dark stain. Therefore, our smoked oak can also vary in appearance. Depending on the wood's own acid content, the color after treatment can vary from light honey brown to deep black. The smoked wood does not contain any harmful substances after treatment. NOTE that the color and play of colors as well as the depth of color in the finished smoked oak can vary. Therefore, 100% uniformity in the entire product cannot be expected. If you don't care about the finished result, we will of course exchange with a smile😊

You are welcome to contact us before ordering if you have special wishes for toning the smoked oak.
American walnut
 is a very beautiful Type of wood with lively annual patterns that change from light to dark brown with a sometimes dark purple tinge. The grain patterns, colors and structure of walnut wood vary greatly - but it is always beautiful.

I take product photos myself and of course try to continuously expand the catalog so that sizes and designs can be best illustrated in the webshop.

Unfortunately, there are not yet photos of all variants in all sizes, so the photo that appears when selecting in the webshop mainly reflects only Type of wood - not necessarily size or variant.

NOTE that we always try to create unique products with an exciting visual expression and play of colors. You must therefore take our photos as a guide and not as a guarantee of how the finished product appears in terms of year drawings and color play.

If you are in doubt about the choice of design, sizes, colors or Type of wood - or if you have special wishes for the color of a product - you are very welcome to contact me at mail or phone +45 42 43 43 93 and get your questions clarified before ordering.

You are always welcome to contact me at:

📞: +45 42 43 43 93


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