Fabrikisto

Hand crafted wood creations: Desks, Sculptures, Boxes

Renfrew, Ontario

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Fabrikisto means "Maker of things". My hand-made modern LED lighting, desks, tables, and boxes are all of my own design. Office desks are a specialty, combining elements of Mission design with modern CNC cut joinery. All items are unique.

More details of my work are at www.fabrikisto.com

Announcement

Last updated on 25 Feb, 2020

A note about "Free" shipping:

TANSTAAFL. Robert Heinlein summed it up. "There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch". Or free shipping. Moving physical items from one location to another takes energy, and therefore, money. Either the purchaser pays the shipping explicitly, or it is buried in the item price. Etsy in their corporate wisdom have decreed that listings that don't offer "free" shipping will essentially vanish from search results. I have therefore adjusted pricing to reflect this new structure. Facts are inconvenient things, aren't they?

Now back to the original Shop Announcement...

Fabrikisto means "Maker of things". My hand-made modern LED lighting, desks, tables, and boxes are all of my own design. Office desks are a specialty, combining elements of Mission design with modern CNC cut joinery. All items are unique.

More details of my work are at www.fabrikisto.com

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  • Andrew on 16 Mar, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Very happy with this maze - very nice quality and being double-sided makes it much more challenging than you would expect, which is great. Also amazing customer service! Seller was extremely helpful will all of my questions, would definitely purchase from him again.

About Fabrikisto

Sales 3
On Etsy since 2016

Creating legacy items with unique designs

Working with wood brings me relaxation and satisfaction. All my designs are created by mental visualization. I may make some final sketches or CAD drawings to confirm dimensions, but all actual designing is done in my head. I am not a traditional "Hand tool vs. power tool" purist - I use the tools best suited to accuracy, aesthetics, and personal satisfaction. Therefore anything that can be done more efficiently by a machine is done there, but final adjustments and finishing are purely done by hand. Application of a finish is also done by hand - I don't use spray finishes, only hand-rubbed oil.

In the end, I am making things that hopefully will bring satisfaction and joy not only to me, the maker, but to you and your descendants.

To see more of my work, please visit http://www.fabrikisto.com

Shop members

  • Joe Federer

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    A lifetime as an intellectual omnivore has led me to sharing some of my ideas with other curious people. Combining materials and technologies leads to new approaches and innovative solutions. I am pleased to introduce you to some of my explorations!

Shop policies

Last updated on 23 January, 2023
I believe in and invite an atmosphere of mutual respect between seller and buyer. The complete satisfaction of you, the customer, is of utmost importance to me, the artist and seller. As a person of integrity, I do my very best to represent all my artwork as accurately as I possibly can.

Please pay very close attention to descriptions and specs before completing a purchase. I am more than happy to engage in convos about the specifics of a piece I have created, or will create, be it prior to, during, or after a purchase.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.

More information

Last updated on 11 May, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Where do you get the wood?

For small items like fridge magnets and bottle stoppers, I use off-cuts from other projects. Sometimes they are from my projects, like violins, and sometimes from friends. For larger items such as any of the lights, tables, or desks, I buy my wood at KJP Select Hardwoods in Ottawa Ontario. I occasionally purchase wood from Exotic Woods in Burlington Ontario and from A & M Wood Specialty in Cambridge Ontario. I also source domestic woods from a local sawmill.

How did you learn woodworking?

My father was an accomplished luthier - a maker of violins. I apprenticed with him for five years. As a result all my techniques for small items are based on hand-tool methods, with power tools used only for the tedious rough stages, or where there are no alternatives. For desks and other large items, I use power tools wherever possible. I am comfortable with working with wood at both large and small scales.

Is this a full-time job?

This isn't a full-time job... yet. I am aiming to make it so.