Oberwerk TR3 Hardwood Tripod


Oberwerk TR3 Hardwood Tripod

(8 customer reviews)


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Oberwerk TR3 hardwood tripods are the finest, safest, and most beautiful tripods on the market. They are custom-built from solid American maple (light honey finish) or optional walnut (dark and rich). They feature Slip-Stop (U.S. Pat. No. 10,281,081) leg clamps to prevent an accidental crash from a change in humidity levels. Conventional wood tripods that are left set up are prone to leg slippage due to changes in humidity. A leg clamp that was tight can loosen when humidity levels drop, causing the wood to slightly shrink- possibly resulting in a catastrophic crash of whatever the tripod is supporting. Our Slip-Stop tripod legs incorporate a visually-imperceptible reverse taper in the center section, so if a leg clamp slips due to a drop in humidity, it will re-tighten after slipping an inch or two. Simple, but effective! The legs are laser-engraved with a length scale in 1/8″ increments, for precise height adjustments. All the non-wood components* of the tripod are aluminum (no plastic), including the adjustable spreader, with engraved leg angle markings.  All screws & bolts are black stainless steel.  Available in different configurations and options for use with larger binoculars, cameras, and telescopes weighing up to 40 lbs. Need a case? The Oberwerk Padded Tripod Case is a perfect fit.

*some parts imported

Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 48 × 8 × 8 in
Product Weight

12 lbs.

Height range (without mount)


Leg angle range

16-25 degrees

8 reviews for Oberwerk TR3 Hardwood Tripod

  1. Stuart Williams

    I bought the floor model at NEAF 17, its walnut and drop dead gorgeous. Should be something my wife will actually allow me to keep in the house. It’s furniture grade and Kevin explained the new safety taper design. I’m thrilled to be one of the first owners.

  2. Rick Luzzi

    Got the tripod on Wednesday and finally got a chance to mount my scope. Could not be more please with the tripod…DM-4 mounts perfectly and the tripod itself is a thing of beauty!

  3. Jeffrey Rice (verified owner)

    I ordered mine in maple with the eyepiece tray and rubber feet. Construction is top-notch and very attractive, and provides a very stable platform for my 5” Mak-Newt on Helix Mfg. fork mount.

  4. Arturo (verified owner)

    I have not words to describe this tripod. I’ve had several during the last twenty years, and nothing has come close to the quality, craftsmanship, feel, admiration as this tripod. I sometimes find myself in my studio staring at it, and thinking how beautiful it is!

  5. Marty Sipper (verified owner)

    Extremely high quality tripod. Obviously it crafted with pride and meticulous care. Happy with my decision. Shipping communications were excellent as well.

  6. Kenneth Florentine (verified owner)

    The TR3 tripod is a work of art. Not kidding. High quality all around. Also, their customer service is outstanding. I am glad I found your company.

  7. Bill Barlow (verified owner)

    Very well made and sturdy tripod. It dampens vibrations better than an aluminum surveyor tripod of the same size/weight I previously owned when I mount my 8″ SCT on it. The order was quickly filled and then shipped to me, excellent service.

  8. Dan Ward (verified owner)

    I am using an Oberwerk TR3 tripod for an iOptron AZ Pro Mount carrying a TeleVue 85 for visual on one side and a Takahashi 60 & guide scope combo on the other side for imaging. The walnut TR3 provides a solid, stable. and beautiful platform.

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