We started selling our woodworking on Etsy back in 2009 when Chris decided to see if he could sell some of the pens he enjoyed turning. It gradually grew into offering other items.
Chris became interested in woodworking as a boy spending time in his grandfather's shop. If his grand-dad was still with us, he would be proud to see what Chris can make and a bit envious of his tool collection.
Tanya's primary function is to be Chris' enabler. She lets him buy whatever tool he wants, with the caveat that he teach her how to use it. She makes most of the buttons and handles the photography, item listings, and shipping.
Our goods are all handmade, by us, in our garage workshop. There is no outsourcing or mass manufacturing. Our shop is a part-time hobby for us. We enjoy making one-of-a-kind houseware items like our travel mugs and barware. Most of our handmade buttons are made with wood we find in our own suburban yard and neighborhood. We don't have access to a wooded lot that gives us large quantities for factory-like production. But our small batches of buttons provide other makers with a truly unique embellishment for their projects, with the added bonus of creating something beautiful from material that would otherwise be part of the waste stream.
We take pride in the quality of our items. If you have a problem with something, please contact us quickly and we will work with you to make it right. If you just don't like it once you receive it, return the item to us in its original, undamaged condition, and we will refund minus shipping. Please do this within 10 days of receiving the item.
If an item arrives broken or damaged, please let us know. Provide us with a photograph of the damaged item (and the packaging too, if relevant). Once we have photos of the damage and can see what went wrong, we will work with you to arrange a replacement or a refund.
If an order doesn't arrive in a timely manner, please let us know so we can track it in the postal system. If a package is lost, we can offer a refund or a replacement order.