Announcement Also visit my web site at www.ingrainedelegance.com
Also visit my web site at www.ingrainedelegance.com
Doron on Jul 29, 20225 out of 5 stars
Matt is one of the most talented woodworkers I’ve ever come across. His pieces are simply works of art. Pictures do not do them justice!! His oil wood finishing is the finest I’ve ever seen, and I really love wood! We feel truly fortunate to have found him and to have his work on display in our home! Thank you so much Matt!!
jhlute on Mar 15, 20225 out of 5 stars
This is a truly magnificent piece. Excellent customer care and amazing shipping. Wonderful experience! Thank you!!
Joanne on Oct 15, 20215 out of 5 stars
Ingrained Elegance transformed my basic sketches and ideas into better than I could dream up coffee table and unique one of a kind side tables. Matt is truly talented and really cares about the design and overall outcome of the pieces. Such an amazing experience. As an Interior Designer I highly recommend Matt and Ingrained Elegance. I look forward to working with him again soon.
benito on Sep 4, 20215 out of 5 stars
This piece is unique and priceless… The quality of craftsmanship and detail is 2nd to none. It exceeded my expectations & more… It has become a conversation piece and a pleasure esthetically. I have a couple of pieces like this - but this stands out to whole other level. Luv It!!!
Ruby on Apr 5, 20215 out of 5 stars
Gorgeous tables that have added such a dash of flair to my home. Thank you Matt. They are just magical!
Sarah on Dec 29, 20205 out of 5 stars
Matt created a truly beautiful custom table base for me, and was immensely communicative and helpful throughout the entire process. The final leg/step of delivery turned out to be a bit of a quest, fyi, but with some research and tips from Matt it all worked out! (If you're in LA, I recommend Chris' Moving Men!)
Custom designed high end tree stump furnishings and art with exceptional service.
Welcome to my shop!
I’m Matt Kruse, the sole artisan and owner of Ingrained Elegance. My business name represents the hidden beauty and complex designs found in unearthed wood. Tons of compression produce mesmerizing grain patterns of a neglected elegance in tree stumps. Located in the Smoky Mountains of far Western North Carolina near Murphy, I have found a perfect setting for rescuing stumps and uncovering their hidden beauty.
I have loved wood working from my youth. After years of experimenting with the challenge of kiln drying tree stumps, I feel I have found my place in working to provide unique and elegant furnishings that are heir loom quality. To understand a little about the process please see my website IngrainedElegance.com.
I delight in working on custom projects. Attention to detail and fully satisfying my customer with a beautiful conversation piece is my objective. Natural oil finishes are my favorite as they reveal the true beauty of the wood. I use a 3 process oiling to protect and produce a piece that will be easy for you to maintain and keep beautiful. No shortcuts. Types of projects? Dining, conference, coffee, and end tables. Breakfast nooks / pedestal sinks / lamps / mantle art / wall art and more.
How does it work?
Use Etsy conversation to inquire about a custom project. I can then send you pictures of kiln dried stumps that fit your dimensions and description. I work to help you in choosing the right piece for your needs. After the start of a project, I send email and photo's each week to keep you fully on board and for you to enjoy the process of the making of your custom heir loom piece.
Thank you for your interest. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
I am the sole artisan of my shop and am committed to your satisfaction. If you are a person who is detail oriented, then you will appreciate my work.
Custom projects receive weekly updates and photo's to keep you on board and to allow you to experience the project through its phases. Enjoy the journey!
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
If you wish to return an item, please use the same packaging. You would cover the cost of shipping and insurance. Return of payment for the item will be through Etsy. Item must be returned within 15 days.
Custom items may be returned in the same manner, however the 50% deposit to begin a project is non refundable. Customer may opt to use the non refundable deposit towards another project.
If you desire another means, please correspond this using Etsy conversation.
Custom or commission work begins with a 50% non-refundable deposit. Final payment is due at the completion of the project (with your satisfaction).
I currently use FedEx Ground / Home Delivery.
Larger items are sent in a crated pallet by FedEx Freight to a business with a dock. If home delivery is preferred, contact me for the additional FedEx fees.
Tracking numbers will be emailed to you as soon as it is sent.
Additional policies and FAQs
Although the pieces I sell have been thoroughly kiln dried and heated to eliminate insects / molds / and fungus, changes in quality or color due to environmental situations and care beyond my control could happen.
That being said you should be able to enjoy many years of a high quality item with reasonable care. Care instructions are included in your package.
I am happy to answer any maintenance questions!
On certain sold items, I use your first name only as the buyer. Example - “This item sold to Chris as a foyer conversation piece, but I would be happy to make one similar!” Or, “Sorry - this piece SOLD to Pamela”.