BungalowBoo

Personal Engravings on Re-Purposed Sustainable Goods

Vancouver, Washington · 5474 Sales

BungalowBoo

Personal Engravings on Re-Purposed Sustainable Goods

Vancouver, Washington 5474 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(1290)

BungalowBoo is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Hallelujaher! Our daughter is due any day now so I am taking some time off. I will be back in September with new designs and fully prepped for the upcoming holiday season. Thanks again for checking out BungalowBoo, I hope you have a wonderful rest of your summer. Cheers! Emily

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 2, 2018

Hallelujaher! Our daughter is due any day now so I am taking some time off. I will be back in September with new designs and fully prepped for the upcoming holiday season. Thanks again for checking out BungalowBoo, I hope you have a wonderful rest of your summer. Cheers! Emily

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Updates

Loling with this hilarious llama board. My new favorite joyjoyjoy
Last day to order! We've mailed out over 420 cutting boards and ornaments this week and we are working hard to get the rest out by Friday. Then family time for me and the shop dogs!
Beautiful photo shoot done by Duffy Photo Film featuring our one of a kind mountain board! Awesome action shot!
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About

Off to Save the World [and lives on occasion]

We like lasers, earth, people, food, cooking, and business (but not cooking earth people with lasers for food and business). It kinda all started there. That and a brilliant idea on a napkin.

BungalowBoo was born in San Diego, California and over two years has grown into a two shop Mom and Daughter power team. "Mom" (aka Cindi) works out of her shop in Wichita, Kansas and "daughter" (aka Emily) has recently relocated to Vancouver, WA.
Emily is a critical care nurse that started BungalowBoo to pay for impending grad school debts. Now that she is full time in her PhD program, Cindi has taken over the majority of the business duties.
Emily:
I am an old fashioned gal who grew up watching Captain Planet and sold daisy seeds instead of lemonade. I believe in the power of bamboo; it has cohesive magic of being a renewable grass that is stronger than most woods and naturally anti-microbial. Not to mention being absolutely gorgeous. Bamboo is beauty and bronze.
Cindi:
I taught history, government, and economics for 20 years. After retiring from teaching about Lewis and Clark, I decided to live like Lewis and Clark. I take agriculture seriously and know that healthy living means trying to live as organically as possible. I have the largest variety of daylilies in the state of Kansas and still teach about self sustaining farm life within our community.

Bungalowboo is successful because of Bungalowboogers like you. We have sold over 4000 cutting boards in 17 different countries and we are determined to continue helping our planet in our own special way. Like our favorite philosopher says "The power is yours"!

Thanks for taking the time to read our bio, use coupon code "COOLBIOGIRL" for a discount when checking out!
Cheers!
Emily and Cindi

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Shop members

  • Emily

    Top Dog, Work Horse, Designer, Dishwasher

    I am a full time critical care nurse that likes to play with lasers. I have a passion for saving the environment and saving lives. My sidekicks include my dogs Einstein and Edison and my Maine Coon Ellie. Sawdust is my fairy dust.

  • Cindi

    Owner, Mom, Agricultural Guru

    Click those ruby reds three times because if your package arrived from Kansas, Mom made it! Also, If you ever have a plant, history, or organic living question, she's the gal to ask. She is truly a super woman if I ever saw one!

  • Sir Einstein and Master Edison

    Mail Services

    We are the trusty sidekicks that help deliver your package to the post office! Did someone say car ride?!?!!

Shop policies

Last updated on October 9, 2016
Christmas 2016:
Orders are shipping out quickly, but there is a 2-3 day turnaround. If you want to hurry the process, order the expedited shipping and we'll move you to the front of the line!
Thank you for your interest in Bungalowboo custom engraved personalized cutting boards. As in the spirit of Etsy, you can be assured that all handmade engraved designs in our shop are engraved by us! We are a little old fashioned and grew up watching Captain Planet, so we kind of like making Eco-friendly items. Our bamboo is 100% recycled material, stronger than maple, and naturally anti-microbial. We don’t cut down trees to make our products and we try to use good vibrations [and excitations] in everything we do.

[I love mother earth, little kittens and bottlenose dolphins]

Engraving is free for existing designs. If you would like a custom order, please convo me. There will be additional charges for custom orders due to the amount of time and detail we take to get your order right.

Keep watching the site for different designs, products, board sets, and promotions!

My boards are 100% recycled bamboo, engraved by myself here in the very green Pacific Northwest. Bamboo is a renewable resource which helps protect our precious forests, absorb greenhouse gases, and every part of the plant can be utilized after harvest. Many species grow more than three feet each day!!

After this board was personally engraved, it was hand washed and then sealed with a combination of food-safe mineral oil, beeswax, and anti-microbial rosemary lemon essential oils. I use only all natural food safe finishes on our products.

*Your cutting board will be similar to the one in this listing, but due to the unique qualities of our boards, they may vary slightly in size, color or grain pattern than the board shown in this listing. Each board is a hand-made work of art and as such will be unique. This board is crafted with both form and function in mind. Choose to work in the open space on the front, or flip it over and chop on the back. Display the artwork while not working on your board to add a little piece of beauty to your kitchen!

MORE ABOUT BUNGALOWBOO’S CUTTING BOARDS and CHEESE BOARDS... Bamboo grows to a harvestable height in three to five years, as compared to decades for its tree counterparts, and it can regrow without replanting. It's also remarkably sturdy — 16 percent stronger than maple — yet gentler on knives than plastic. So while it holds up against daily chopping duties, it also resists deep gouges better than wood (and thus harbors less icky bacteria).But bamboo is not indestructible, and it can split along its seams if not properly cared for. It is also a renewable resource, making it a great choice for the environmentally conscious. BungalowBoo makes a product that is the most affordable on Etsy and the most Earth Friendly!!

Culinary Intelligence explains that studies have proven that heavily used and scarred wood cutting boards harbor much less bacteria than similar plastic boards. This is partially because wood and bamboo are naturally hostile environments for bacteria to live in. Compared to other woods, bamboo does not scar as easily meaning there are fewer areas for bacteria to collect. Board Chopping also explains that the bacteria cannot survive on wood because its pores wick vital moisture away from surface bacteria.

Caring for your Board:

Condition
Before you make your first cut, drizzle that board with mineral oil and rub it in with a soft, dry cloth. The oil moisturizes the wood, helps to avoid splitting, and gives the bamboo that lovely burnished look. Repeat this every day for about a week, and then condition your boards once a month thereafter.

Wash
Wash your cutting boards in warm, soapy water after every use. If you're a real stickler, you should dry them after each use as well, but I prop mine up in the dish rack to dry, and my boards are still in great shape. Please do not soak in water or throw them in the diswasher, bamboo will split.

Disinfect
If you use your bamboo boards for meats, it's important to disinfect them after each use. Dissolve one part vinegar in five parts water, and use a sponge to scrub down the board. Bleach may also be used, but make sure to dilute it thoroughly. Rinse the cutting board well, dry as usual.Keep in mind that it's just good practice to reserve one board entirely for meats. You'd hate to cross-contaminate your vegetables (especially if you eat them raw).

Remove Stains and Odors
From time to time, you may notice vegetable stains setting into the board, which is not a health hazard but can ruin the beauty of the bamboo. To get rid of stains, scrub some coarse salt over the surface of the board with a sponge, then rinse and dry. Odors can also ingrain themselves in the bamboo, which you can resolve by rubbing a paste of baking soda and water over the board before rinsing and drying.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Boo Boos happen! From us, and sometimes from you. If it's our mistake, your item will be replaced quickly with no expense to you. If you made an Uh Oh...and the proof was approved by you, I will re-make the board at a reduced cost for you.

If for any reason your purchase does not meet your expectations, please let us know right away so we can make it right! We hold ourselves to very high levels of craftsmanship, and every item that leaves our studio is quality-checked several times. We do not ship any product that does not meet or exceed our standards.

Custom pieces (any item created with personalized text or special orders of any kind) are final sale and are non-refundable. An exception to this is an error made on our part that deviates from your original order (such as incorrect spelling of a name or date).

Shipping charges are NOT REFUNDABLE and are the responsibility of the buyer.
Payment
We value your time and strive to ship orders as quickly as possible. Once payment is received, please consider your order in production. Cancellations will be subject to a 10% fee. I accept both PayPal payments plus Direct Checkout with your chosen credit or debit card. If you have any questions, please contact me.Taxes are currently 7.5% and will be added on to your purchase.
Shipping
US BUYERS: I ship Mon. - Sat. USPS first class mail. I ship from Paypal so you should get tracking info when your order ships. If I tell you your board has shipped and you don’t receive tracking info within 24 hrs please send me a convo for your tracking info and to be sure your order shipped.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: I’m happy to ship internationally. Costs are higher because I only ship flat rate priority mail due to the request for tracking packages and delays experienced from customs. Please note:

We are not responsible for shipping delays after I mail the package because of security reasons in customs.We are not responsible for any customs or import fees charged by international post offices.

Our goal is to produce and ship within 5-7 business days of receiving payment. USPS Priority Mail with tracking is our default shipping within the United States and delivery should arrive within 2-3 business days to you in most cases. Boards are shipped from either Vancouver, WA, or Wichita, KS. We do allow for extra time in shipping (up to 2 weeks) for any delays related to volume in orders, inventory, and design modifications. If you would like to pay extra for expedited shipping I can certainly offer you an additional shipping option that will move you to the front of the engraving priority list.


If you are purchasing one of my pieces for a gift & would like me to ship it directly to the recipient, I'd be happy to do so. I will ship your order nicely packaged, ready for gift giving..I will even include a nice tag with a message from you if you would like. Just be sure to change the shipping address' at checkout and let me know it is a gift in the "message to sender" section. I do leave out all receipts for all my boards just in case, so please let me know if you would like it left in. Don't forget to tell us what name to put on the gift tag, both yours and theirs!


Incorrect Address:
If an item is returned to us due to an incorrect address on the part of the customer, the buyer must pay an additional shipping charge to ship the item out again. Please confirm your address is correct if the item is to be sent directly to a gift recipient before placing your order.

Order Lead Times:
Current lead times required for processing orders are found in each item listing and are provided via Etsy convo's at the time of purchase. Typical lead time is 1 week but this can vary slightly due to order volume.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Orders:
1. Contact us with your detailed request. Custom orders are non-refundable, so please be very specific in your description.
2. We will respond with your quote for the items. Once we've agreed, a 'CUSTOM ORDER' for your items will be posted in your name in our shop for you to purchase.
3. Full payment required prior to us making your order.
4. Once your order is complete, we will send you a proof or mock-up of your items for approval.
5. Items will be shipped promptly.

In some countries, buyers are subject to customs taxes and duties on items shipped from international locations. I am in no way responsible for these taxes and duties, and they shall be the responsibility of the buyer.

FAQS


With Emily's doctoral program and the business being run in two different parts of the country we really tried to make this easier on everyone... and save our own sanity...hopefully....

I WANT THIS NAME ON THIS BOARD. RIGHT HERE. THIS BIG. IN THIS FONT.
It is really simple... when you go to order, just type in the "notes to seller" section what you would like customized and if you have any special requests. Customization to existing designs is and always will be free! No need to send me a custom request for this. Don't forget to add your order to the cart!

WHAT SIZE IS THIS BOARD? What color? What prices?
All sizes and styles are listed in the drop down menu labeled "Choose a Style" on that item's page.

DO YOU DO WHOLESALE?
I don't do wholesale because it is just a two woman team. We can do bulk orders but they may take longer (up to 4.5 weeks). If you need it rushed I will be more than happy to stay up to 2am finishing the order. But for a fee.

I WANT THIS SO AND SO CUSTOM LOGO/DESIGN/PICTURE/PIECE OF ART MY KID DREW ENGRAVED ON A CUTTING BOARD, CAN YOU GIVE ME A QUOTE?

Please give me the size of the cutting board and the style you want in your request (example 12x8x.75 natural, 5 of them, by Dec 13).
I would be happy to make a custom design for you. If you have a black and white vector image in mind it does make it easier. We use a lot of our photos from vectorstock.com to save on time and money. If you don't have an image in mind or don't find one on the site we will be happy to come up with a design for you. Our graphic design fee starts at $40/hr (min charge of $40) for new graphics.

CAN YOU GIVE ME A DISCOUNT?
My boards are not bought from China. I hand select the bamboo plywood from local suppliers. I hand cut the wood twice and sand it with two different grits. I hand select my designs to be featured on a cutting board and some I design myself. I do all of my own engraving and then I personally wash and oil the boards by hand. Each board is inspected and then wrapped and tagged in twine. They aren't always perfect or the same size, but that is because it was made by a human not a machine. That is the unique imperfect beauty of my bamboo cutting boards.
So no. My time and energy is never discounted, so neither are the boards that I birthed through my sweat and tears. On the other hand... if you take the time to look through my site there are hidden discounts throughout ;)
So please don't ask unless you are ordering more than 25 boards. Because you will just get that as my response. We have plenty of items under $25 that make beautiful custom gifts for the holidays.

WHAT KIND OF DISCOUNT CAN YOU GIVE ME IF I ORDER 25+ BOARDS?
I can waive the designer fee if you are using your logo. I can also give you shipping discounts.

CAN YOU GIVE ME FREE SHIPPING IF I LIVE IN (Fill in the blank location) and WANT TO PICK UP MY ORDER?
I am really sorry but we no longer do pick ups or deliveries locally for security reasons. Sorry for any inconvenience. You didn't want to drive to Kansas anyway.

CAN WE COMBINE SHIPPING COSTS IF I ORDER MORE THAN ONE ITEM?
Etsy already does this. You will be charged a flat fee rate on your initial item and then every item thereafter is about half the cost in shipping. I try to mail everything flat rate priority to keep costs lower, but for multiple items, the size of the box does increase which increases my shipping costs and the materials I use to wrap them. Shipping costs include our time, materials, and driving 20 minutes to the post office. Never a free lunch, right?

CAN YOU GIFT WRAP THIS BOARD? or I WANT THIS ITEM GIFT WRAPPED.
Perfect, I am sure it will save you time for the holidays. Follow this link to purchase gift wrapping. https://www.etsy.com/listing/167325054/gift-wrapping-add-on-beautiful-rustic?ref=shop_home_feat_1

If you don't want to pay for gift wrapping, please know that all boards come tied in twine with a gift tag and instructions as a standard. They are very Giftable.

HOW LONG WILL THIS TAKE TO GET HERE? CAN I HAVE IT BY THIS DATE? I NEED THIS RUSHED ASAP!
Our goal is to produce and ship within 5-7 business days of receiving payment. USPS Priority Mail with tracking is our default shipping within the United States and delivery should arrive within 2-3 business days to you in most cases. Boards are shipped from Vancouver, WA and Wichita, KS. We do allow for extra time in shipping (up to 2 weeks) for any delays related to volume in orders, inventory, and design modifications. If you would like to pay extra for expedited shipping I can certainly offer you an additional shipping option that will move you to the front of the engraving priority list. Please follow this link if you need your shipping guaranteed by a certain date (this is for domestic orders not international buyers or bulk orders).
https://www.etsy.com/listing/171568135/express-mail-guarantee-your-shipment?ref=shop_home_active_1&ga_search_query=shipping
Etsy also offers next day shipping as an option that you are more than welcome to purchase when you check out.

I LIVE OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES. WILL THIS ARRIVE BY CHRISTMAS?
Unfortunately I do not fly the planes or captain the boats that deliver the mail overseas. I also do not employ the customs agents that control the border. So I can never guarantee when an international order will arrive. I wish this were not the case; If I were President, it would be my first order of business to change this nonsense that is international trading. Some of my orders have arrived in 5 days. Some are still lost on an island in the South Pacific with a guy named Chuck and a volleyball named Wilson.

I AM ANGRY AND WANT TO LEAVE A MEAN REVIEW OF LESS THAN 3 STARS.
As this rarely happens, please contact me before leaving a 3 star review. I do read them and I do have feelings because I am human. I want you to like my product. I love my boards and the things I make, so if you are not happy I will try my best to make it right for you. I do make mistakes, I am not perfect (which is hard for me since I am a perfectionist), but I will own up to it and try to fix it. Please message me if you are not satisfied; although I like being able to pay my mortgage, money is not my only goal. I want to make this world a little greener and a little happier through you.

CAN I CUT ON MY DESIGN?
Absolutely! I cut on my designs all the time. If you don't want to, just flip it over and use the other size. These were made with form and function in mind. Bamboo is sturdy, renewable, anti-microbial, and beautiful. I am pretty sure Marvel is going to turn it in superhero one day.

WOW EMILY, HOW DO YOU DO IT??? [never asked, but a girl can dream]
Thanks for asking! Check out my about page for the story of how magic can come from a small time girl in a one car garage in the Pacific Northwest!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BungalowBoo/about?ref=shopinfo_about_leftnav

Thank you for reading this FAQ before sending me an email. Emily & Cindi