Custom Wood Engraving. Quotations, Gifts, Wedding Vows.

San Francisco, California · 609 Sales


Custom Wood Engraving. Quotations, Gifts, Wedding Vows.

San Francisco, California 609 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
Michael and Matt

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Michael and Matt


Driftwood collected from the beaches of San Francisco, engraved with our (and your) favorite quotes.

We are voracious readers.

And we're always jotting down quotes; quotes that move and inspire us, quotes that make us think a little differently about the world and about our lives in it. Do you do the same?

Invariably, those quotes end up scribbled into our notebooks and underlined in old paperbacks on our shelves. We wanted to bring the best of them to life, to make them tangible, to give them space on our mantles.

So we decided to make use of the beautiful driftwood right here on San Francisco's awesome beaches by engraving our favorite quotes right into them.

The first few we did for ourselves and for our friends and they turned out great. Friends loved our first Vonneguts and David Foster Wallaces. They requested some Rilkes and they asked about Melvilles.

We realized then we should do our best to share these with everyone!

We create our pieces in a workshop in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood. We use a laser engraving and etching machine. It is astonishing and fun to see it in action. And gratifying to produce pieces we know will inspire someone out there.

So thanks for visiting our store. We'll keep reading and keep jotting and keep lasering. And if you have any ideas, please send them our way. We'd love to help with custom orders.

Michael and Matt
San Francisco, CA

Shop members

  • Matt Scanlan



  • Michael Wiggins

    Owner, Scavenger

    I've lived in San Francisco for more than ten years. When I'm not in the workshop crafting pieces with Matt, I'm wandering along Baker Beach and through the Presidio looking for the perfect pieces of wood for our Etchy creations.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2015
Hello! We're so glad you found our store and hope you love our pieces as much as we do.

We love literature and inspirational quotes and try to give life to them by engraving them into beautiful artifacts of nature that we find on our beaches and in the woods near our homes.

Between the two of us, we read a lot but haven't read everything! So if you have a favorite quote and would like to see it on a piece of wood, let us know. We'll help you choose just the right piece for your custom creation.

Thanks you again!
Michael & Matt.

Accepted payment methods

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Returns and exchanges
We want our customers to be in love with every piece they order. If for any reason you're unhappy, just let us know and we'll do our best to make it right.
We try to ship within 1-3 business days of receiving your order (and will let you know of any delays). Most pieces are sent via USPS Priority 2- or 3- day mail. We'll send you the tracking information as soon as it's available.

Pieces are wrapped in paper and sent in padded envelopes or small boxes.
Additional policies and FAQs
*** Custom Orders ***
If you have a favorite author, quote, or image you'd like engraved please get in touch. We'd love to bring your vision to life. We'll send you photographs of the blank pieces of wood we have available so you can pick just the right piece.

*** Gift Options ***
Ordering a gift? Just let us know and we'll withhold the receipt. We can also provide gift-wrapping and a customized note. Just add the "Gift Wrap" item from our store into your cart.

*** Wood Treatment ***
Almost all of our pieces are found: we collect driftwood from the beach, branches from the forest floor, and reclaimed pieces from our workshop. We give all of our pieces a light, non-toxic cleaning and heat treatment. But we also want our pieces to reflect their origin and their history, so don't be surprised to find a grains of sand here and there!