MyInspirationsInWood

Hand Crafted Artistic Wood Bowls & Urns

Bemidji, Minnesota 1383 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (454)

MyInspirationsInWood

Hand Crafted Artistic Wood Bowls & Urns

Bemidji, Minnesota | 1383 Sales

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Margo Magnussen

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Margo Magnussen

Announcement    Throughout history, turned wooden bowls have captured the imagination of every civilization. They started out as simple functional vessels used for thousands of years as dishes or serving items, but here, they are transformed into artistic forms.

If you like the look and feel of natural wood, you will like these hand-made objects of art. Each one is unique, showing the beauty of one or several types of wood.

Every piece is conceived and completed in our home shop in northern Minnesota, hand-crafted and turned on a lathe by my husband. Some are made of a single piece of wood, while others are constructed using hundreds of pieces to make a single bowl. No two are the same. Some take several days to make. The wood may be local or exotic; a hard non-toxic finish is used to bring out the natural beauty of each piece.

Our bowls may be used to grace a bookshelf, mantle or desk, enjoyed just for their pleasing shape, color and grain. They are timeless objects, which can be used in almost any decor to add visual interest. Gift giving can be difficult for the person who has everything but these bowls make wonderful gifts for the discerning household.

Our lidded bowls are also popular as a final resting place for the ashes of beloved pets. In order to facilitate the rememberance of the loved one, we offer to customize our lidded products by adding a paw print medallion and even the name of the pet.

I hope you get as much pleasure from them as we have in making them.

Margo Magnussen

Announcement

Throughout history, turned wooden bowls have captured the imagination of every civilization. They started out as simple functional vessels used for thousands of years as dishes or serving items, but here, they are transformed into artistic forms.

If you like the look and feel of natural wood, you will like these hand-made objects of art. Each one is unique, showing the beauty of one or several types of wood.

Every piece is conceived and completed in our home shop in northern Minnesota, hand-crafted and turned on a lathe by my husband. Some are made of a single piece of wood, while others are constructed using hundreds of pieces to make a single bowl. No two are the same. Some take several days to make. The wood may be local or exotic; a hard non-toxic finish is used to bring out the natural beauty of each piece.

Our bowls may be used to grace a bookshelf, mantle or desk, enjoyed just for their pleasing shape, color and grain. They are timeless objects, which can be used in almost any decor to add visual interest. Gift giving can be difficult for the person who has everything but these bowls make wonderful gifts for the discerning household.

Our lidded bowls are also popular as a final resting place for the ashes of beloved pets. In order to facilitate the rememberance of the loved one, we offer to customize our lidded products by adding a paw print medallion and even the name of the pet.

I hope you get as much pleasure from them as we have in making them.

Margo Magnussen

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  • baris2098 on Nov 9, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    I decided to upgrade the urn I received for my beloved dog, Snoo, who passed away in late 2017. This urn is beautiful and exactly as described. Before purchasing, I had some questions for Margo and she responded immediately and was very helpful. I went up in size by about 10 pounds, and I am glad I did - the size was perfect and I had room to include a cut-out piece of his favorite dog bed. I used a sealant and it worked well. This is a wonderful shop. I will cherish this piece as a final resting place for an amazingly good boy.

  • CasesforaCause on Sep 16, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Thank you Margo and your husband for making another beautiful high quality urn for me. The walnut one i bought in 2015 and the birdseye maple was the custom one you just did. Thank you for giving us a beautiful way to honor our Gracie.

  • ddickman77 on Jul 13, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

  • ddickman77 on Jul 13, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    These are beautiful! It was a little bigger than I anticipated so I put a little extra something in it before sealing. Thank you for your beautiful craftsmanship.

  • sharon terry on Jul 8, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    This lid fits the urn perfectly and adds extra personalization. Thank you for offering this special touch to your beautifully unique urns. We just love how RedMan's urn looks. Thank you so much for sharing your unique gifts and craftsmanship with us. We will treasure it forever. -sharona

About MyInspirationsInWood

Sales 1,383
On Etsy since 2011

Pet Urns & Artistic Bowls

Having worked with wood for years, Darrell started turnng pieces on his lathe as a hobby. Margo needed to free up some shelf space so decided to sell a few at craft fairs. They went so well she decided to put a few online. The Pet Urns are so well received that we decided to specialize in them.
Everything on our site is made here in Mn. using many of our native woods with some other woods used for accents.
Any of the Artistic Bowls could also be used as Pet Urns and the lids can be changed for a Pawprint lid if desired.
The standard formula for the size of an urn is one cubic inch per lb of pet. For instance a 30 cubic inch urn should hold the cremation ash of a pet weighing up to 30 lbs. We have found that not all cremations are the same and sometimes one gets more ash than expected so a little larger urn would be suggested.
Some of our customers prefer to use only a small urn, then spread some of the ash to the wind in the pet's favorite playground. It's like releasing the spirit to the wind.
Our goal is to have satisfied customers. Thanks for visiting our store.
Darrell & Marg

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Shop members

  • Darrell & Margo Magnussen

    Owner, Designer, Darrell Makes And Margo Sells

    We started as a hobby, but as demand increased we decided to sell a few online.

Production partners

  • Darrell Magnussen

    Bemidji, MN

    He is my husband and he does all the wood working

Shop policies

Last updated on March 17, 2017
Welcome to My Inspirations In Wood. We are Darrell & Margo Magnussen from Bemidji, Minnesota. Darrell has worked with wood products in a former business and I am a Substitute teacher and responsible to find a place for all the neat things Darrell has produced. Being retired, one of Darrell's hobbies is turning artistic bowls and pet urns. It seems the pet urns are becoming his speciality. Each piece is a unique work of art as no two are exactly the same. We feel we have a very unique, quality product at a very reasonable price. Our main goal is to have satisfied customers and we strive to that goal.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you are not completly satisfied, return the "undamaged" item within 7 days in the box and packing it came in. We will issue a full refund of the purchase price, or you could exchange for a different item.
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Payment
Most major credit cards and PayPal are acceptable.
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Shipping
We usually ship United States Postal Service although UPS has also been used.
We do not charge for shipping in the lower 48 states. We ship as soon as we receive confirmaion of the purchase, except when custom orders are made, and then it is shipped as soon as the piece is completed. We usually ship the lowest cost when shipping, but will ship USPS Priority if requested.
If ordering from outside the U.S. you should check with your countries customs department to see if there are any import taxes or fees on imported items. Any additional fees are the buyers responsibility.
Additional policies and FAQs
If an unusual custom piece is orderd, it should be paid for in advance. If the order is for a pet urn, or artistic piece that would fit into our regular items on the website, we would build it, put it on our website at the price agreed on, then let you know it is available for your approval and purchase. If it is not satisfactory, you could let us know. You could pass on it and it would be available to the general public or you might want to order something else.
If you order a personalized name plate, it must be paid for before we would order it.