Handmade heirloom photography boxes and home decor

Oceanside, California On Etsy since 2014

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Multiple buyers came back to this shop for an additional purchase in the past 6 months.


Handmade heirloom photography boxes and home decor

Oceanside, California | 1,020 Sales


Ben Mechler

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Ben Mechler


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5 out of 5 stars
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Working on a batch of paper towel holders today and this is my view from my workshop. Can’t beat it!
A quick shot of an engraved 5x7 print box before shipping. I am so thankful for all of my customers!
Now through 2/10 take your pick between a free engraving or free interior flocking with the purchase of any size print box!
For your free engraving enter “free1” at checkout and for your free flocking enter “free2” at checkout.
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About LiveGrainShop

Sales 1,020
On Etsy since 2014

A Little About Us

Hi! My name is Ben. I am married to my best friend Amy and we are the proud parents of a beautiful little girl named Lyla. Her adoption into our family is the best thing that has ever happened to Amy and I. I work full time at a high school with a focus on youth in the foster system. This is where mine and Amy's passion for foster care came into being. I am also a part time seminary student pursuing my masters degree in Bible Exposition. I am using this shop as a means of paying my way through school.

We are fortunate enough for Amy to be able to stay home and be an amazing mother to our daughter while she also pursues her own business with two of her sisters. It's an incredible business called Rooted Ink. Check them out! They are here on Etsy as well!

I have a strong passion for woodworking that was handed down to me from generation to generation. It had always been a hobby for me until Amy began pushing me to begin selling my products. Out of her encouragement Live Grain was born. 

Since then Amy and I have learned that we love running this business together. We have also learned a lot about what makes a business great: creating quality products and being willing to do whatever it takes to ensure the satisfaction of its patrons. We pride ourselves on the relationships we have developed with our customers. Whether it be a photographer ordering for all of their weddings or the occasional gift buyer, we give them all equal attention and care.

We love what we do. Being able to express our creativity through designing and building wood products truly makes us happy. We also thoroughly enjoy building and maintaining relationships with our customers, making sure they are satisfied with not only their product, but also with the service they receive. 

Each and every item is handmade by us. We put our all into every product and we are dedicated to ensuring the quality of every product that leaves the shop. We are truly grateful for every purchase. We consider it a blessing every time a customer chooses to buy our products. 

Thank you so much for visiting! If you have any questions please feel free to ask!


Shop members

  • Ben Mechler

    Owner, Designer, Creator

  • Amy Mechler

    Owner, Assistant, Customer Service

  • Ella Khya Mechler

    Shop Foreman

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