Announcement Traditional handcrafted and affordable wooden children's toys, wood boxes, home decor, and more. Made from eco-friendly, reclaimed wood by Eugene, Oregon artist, Jim Aro.
Traditional handcrafted and affordable wooden children's toys, wood boxes, home decor, and more. Made from eco-friendly, reclaimed wood by Eugene, Oregon artist, Jim Aro.
sarahs1225 on Jul 19, 2016
i wish i could give TEN stars! this is top notch, beautiful construction! we absolutely adore it!!
Saranewell on Jul 5, 2016
This box is wonderful!!!
Handcrafted Wooden Old Fashioned Toys and Home Decor
Hello and welcome to Aro's Wood Crafts.
I'm Jim Aro; I'm currently retired and live in the beautiful state of Oregon. I have been working with wood all my life, and I love to make old-fashioned toys, keepsake boxes, and other wood items for the home. I have a small shop at home and love to get lost coming up with new ideas. I hope you'll enjoy looking at my creations, and just maybe you'll find one or more that's right for you.
A bit about my process:
~Eco-Friendly Children's Wooden Toys~
I use reclaimed Oregon cedar and oak for most of my projects, and I try my best to run an environmentally friendly shop. For my children's toys, I use the safest non-toxic varnish available on the market, as well as non-toxic glues and paints. I avoid using metal and nails in the assembly of my toys whenever possible, so that they are completely safe for children. Each of my toys are made with old-fashioned appeal, and are built to last. I have a lot of fun making them, and kids just love to play with them. In these days of plastic and electronic toys, wooden toys are a rarity, and some children have never seen anything like them.
My decoupage process begins by selecting images--many of which are salvaged from vintage magazines or calendars. These images are then mounted on a wood plaque. Each plaque is hand-cut, shaped, sanded, and painted, and then sealed under several layers of polyurethane.
~Custom knobs and other home decor~
I also enjoy making decorative handpainted wooden knobs with a special painting technique I've developed. They are great for adding to your own furniture, cabinets, or other projects. I can easily create a custom set just for you, if you have a certain color or idea in mind. I also enjoy making wooden letterholders, shelves, and small clocks.
Traditional wood crafts artist Jim Aro, in Eugene, Oregon
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
I don't include insurance or tracking/delivery confirmation with orders, but if this is a service you would like just let me know and I'll be happy to work with you.