InstarDesign

Business Card Holders, Boxes and more by InstarDesign

Portland, Oregon

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Announcement    Hello, and welcome to my shop, Instar Design (aka Perfect45Degree)! I make wood wallets, earrings, boxes, wall art and furniture. I help entrepreneurs make a great first impression over and over again with my hand made distinctive wood wallets designed to hold credit cards as well as business cards. Please feel free to look around and drop me a note if you have any questions.
My hand made custom pieces sell all around the world, large and small. My work helps bring families and community together through the amazing qualities of wood, thoughtful engineering and creative spirit. Give wood another life!
"Do or do not. There is no try." —Yoda

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Last updated on Sep 30, 2020

Hello, and welcome to my shop, Instar Design (aka Perfect45Degree)! I make wood wallets, earrings, boxes, wall art and furniture. I help entrepreneurs make a great first impression over and over again with my hand made distinctive wood wallets designed to hold credit cards as well as business cards. Please feel free to look around and drop me a note if you have any questions.
My hand made custom pieces sell all around the world, large and small. My work helps bring families and community together through the amazing qualities of wood, thoughtful engineering and creative spirit. Give wood another life!
"Do or do not. There is no try." —Yoda

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This is a 3D model I made and I’m cutting it out on my CNC while I make my business card wood wallets. Next I’m making the legs for my own dining table!
Just regarding furniture and art in general. Here’s a peek into what I’ve been working on this week. I madd this 3D model and am cutting it out here. It’s a leg for a bench.

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I make cases of all sizes for credit cards and business cards. Here’s a handful from this week. Ziricote, Wenge, Walnut, Oak and Amboyna!
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About InstarDesign

Sales 385
On Etsy since 2011

Beauty and usefulness converge.

My background in both fine art and the construction industry has given me an unusual approach to woodworking and furniture making. I am an artist who makes usable, beautiful objects with wood.

I have a BFA from Cooper Union in NYC, NY and was a contractor for over 15 years designing and remodeling homes in New York City, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Eugene, Oregon. While studying fine art and learning how to carve wood I also studied woodworking and cabinetry. Later I worked for a couple of architectural woodworking shops in Oregon where I learned in a commercial environment.

For me, beauty is equally valued with the usefulness of what I create.

I make furniture, woodwork , sculpture, limited edition laptop stands, specialty boxes and jewelry. I love to design and build my own work as well as contract commissions for clients. My passion lies in discovery and invention and the challenge to make something useful in the most beautiful way possible.

Thanks for visiting my Oregon wood shop!

Here is a quote from a recent job:

“Jacquelyn is a truly talented artist who is a joy to work with. She was a great listener in trying to understand what we wanted to accomplish, and then added her thoughts in an insightful and sensitive manner. The result is a unique table that is perfectly suited to our space and is a wonderful artistic expression of Jacquelyn’s abilities. Jacquelyn involved us in the process from the design stage to choosing the ideal wood to the finishing touches. It was far different from merely ordering a table but more of an intimate involvement in the entire project. We have worked with many artists but never one with a combination of passion, talent and an intense desire to please. I recommend her highly!”

Alan and Lavonne

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  • Jacquelyn Smith

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Jacquelyn Smith

    Hello! I am Jacquelyn Smith of Instar Design! I have been working with wood for over 35 years. As a master woodworker, I set out to design and build gorgeous, well made, hand crafted wood products for living.

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