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Last updated on Nov 18, 2017

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5 out of 5 stars
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  • Jennifer on Nov 3, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Product wa s good quality and shipped in a very timely manner. Looked beautiful on the live edge custom cowboy hat rack I made.

  • wbrown43 on Jul 16, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Great item just what I needed.

  • David on Jul 14, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I bought just the metal hangers and created a five-hat rack with a piece of wood I distressed. The metal hangers are great. They have a rustic look to them. Be sure you give them a good cleaning before putting hats on them. Thomas was very helpful and answered numerous questions. I highly recommend his product and his customer service was excellent.

  • unfoldthesoul on Jul 8, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Another beautiful piece packed extra well for safe transport. I will come back and post a pic once I've mounted it. Excellent work!

  • unfoldthesoul on Jul 8, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    If you manage to get this piece out of the packaging :-)'re going to love this beautifully handcrafted piece. Gorgeous work and GREAT safe packaging! I highly recommend it and him.

  • Rebecca on Dec 30, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Beautifully crafted and arrived very fast. Was very impressed overall and would recommend ordering.

  • kadenzakat98 on Dec 14, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Got one of these as a gift for my stepfather, who does wood turned bowls, as as Christmas gift. It's beautiful and I'm sure he'll love it!!

  • Tom on Nov 17, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Thomas provided one of the most excellent buying experiences on the web. High quality product, fast communications and integrity.

    Thomas and I worked together to design my custom hat rack with hats right side up. The finished product is excellent, something I’ve been searching for for years. A combination of beautiful wood and gun metal (not chrome). Extremely handsome and manly!

    Thomas provided excellent support, communications and very fair resolution to a shipping issue resulting from poor packaging. He no longer works with the company which did my packaging. The redelivery arrived without harm in sturdy, well-cushioned packages. This interaction further heightened my confidence and trust in Thomas beyond his craftsman skills.

    Great product and excellent service.

    I would definitely buy again.

  • Ro on Aug 23, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome mug, beautiful wood. Quick shipping. Can get personalization for about $30. I didnt.will definitely order again. Thanks y'all for making a beautiful product.

  • Magda on Dec 13, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent seller. Quick delivery. High quality, beautiful product. Love it!

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