OutOfTheWoodsUSA

Wood wall art, sculptures, bowls, music, math, science

Harbeson, Delaware
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Announcement    NOTICE: ORDERS RECEIVED BETWEEN SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2023 AND SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2023 (INCLUSIVE) WILL NOT BE SHIPPED OR ACKNOWLEDGED UNTIL MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2023.

Out of the Woods USA speaks wood art in every form - wall art, sculptures, bowls, spoons, love spoons, dioramas, music, math, science, pyrography, scroll work, carvings, and yes, even paintings on wood.

For more than 30 years, Bruce an award winning wood artisan, has been designing fine and decorative wood art for his family and friends. In 2009, his exclusive creations were made available to the public for the first time. Bruce specializes in a variety of artistic, decorative and functional wood art. Wood serves as Bruce's creative canvas and is a living medium of natural wonder and timeless beauty. Every piece you see is handcrafted personally by Bruce in his Delaware studio using hand and / or power tools (not computer generated). Since duplicating machines are not used, each piece is one of a kind.

Most home accent pieces and furniture in America are mass-produced. Reasons for this can be attributed to the need for consistency and affordability. Out of the Woods USA's fine, decorative and functional art pieces are valued for their unique design and the high caliber of artisanship.

The pieces are made from a variety of domestic hard and soft woods such as ailanthus, ash, cherry, birch, elm, fir, hickory, locust, maple, oak, pine, sequoia, sycamore, walnut and willow. Trees are never cleared for the wood; instead, trees that have been downed by storms, development, or by the utility companies are recycled and made into the beautiful creations you see. The majority of the wood is grown in rural and suburban New Jersey and/or Delaware (unless otherwise noted). The art that is created with each tree suites the personality nature has given it.

Bruce’s artwork is more desirable to buyers because his pieces start conversations, reinforce that you are special and unique, and connect on a more human and personal level. When you buy from Bruce, it’s not just a run-of-the-mill factory made home décor product you are purchasing, it’s an experience.

Bruce's awards include the following:

- Visitors Choice Award - 2012 East Brunswick Arts Festival
- Second Place - 2014 Wood Street Arts & Crafts Show
- Third Place - 2015 Wood Street Arts & Crafts Show
- Second Place - 2018 Hunterdon County Art Show

Click on https://www.etsy.com/local/shop/OutOfTheWoodsUSA for a list of arts & crafts shows Out of the WoodsUSA will be exhibiting.

Follow and like Out of the WoodsUSA on Facebook
www.facebook.com/OutoftheWoodsUSA

Before purchasing, please take a moment to look at the size and description of the item you ordered and our policies. All our listings indicate the size and a thorough description. We strive for a five star review and do not want to disappoint by shipping an item that does not meet your expectations.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 26, 2022

NOTICE: ORDERS RECEIVED BETWEEN SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2023 AND SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2023 (INCLUSIVE) WILL NOT BE SHIPPED OR ACKNOWLEDGED UNTIL MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2023.

Out of the Woods USA speaks wood art in every form - wall art, sculptures, bowls, spoons, love spoons, dioramas, music, math, science, pyrography, scroll work, carvings, and yes, even paintings on wood.

For more than 30 years, Bruce an award winning wood artisan, has been designing fine and decorative wood art for his family and friends. In 2009, his exclusive creations were made available to the public for the first time. Bruce specializes in a variety of artistic, decorative and functional wood art. Wood serves as Bruce's creative canvas and is a living medium of natural wonder and timeless beauty. Every piece you see is handcrafted personally by Bruce in his Delaware studio using hand and / or power tools (not computer generated). Since duplicating machines are not used, each piece is one of a kind.

Most home accent pieces and furniture in America are mass-produced. Reasons for this can be attributed to the need for consistency and affordability. Out of the Woods USA's fine, decorative and functional art pieces are valued for their unique design and the high caliber of artisanship.

The pieces are made from a variety of domestic hard and soft woods such as ailanthus, ash, cherry, birch, elm, fir, hickory, locust, maple, oak, pine, sequoia, sycamore, walnut and willow. Trees are never cleared for the wood; instead, trees that have been downed by storms, development, or by the utility companies are recycled and made into the beautiful creations you see. The majority of the wood is grown in rural and suburban New Jersey and/or Delaware (unless otherwise noted). The art that is created with each tree suites the personality nature has given it.

Bruce’s artwork is more desirable to buyers because his pieces start conversations, reinforce that you are special and unique, and connect on a more human and personal level. When you buy from Bruce, it’s not just a run-of-the-mill factory made home décor product you are purchasing, it’s an experience.

Bruce's awards include the following:

- Visitors Choice Award - 2012 East Brunswick Arts Festival
- Second Place - 2014 Wood Street Arts & Crafts Show
- Third Place - 2015 Wood Street Arts & Crafts Show
- Second Place - 2018 Hunterdon County Art Show

Click on https://www.etsy.com/local/shop/OutOfTheWoodsUSA for a list of arts & crafts shows Out of the WoodsUSA will be exhibiting.

Follow and like Out of the WoodsUSA on Facebook
www.facebook.com/OutoftheWoodsUSA

Before purchasing, please take a moment to look at the size and description of the item you ordered and our policies. All our listings indicate the size and a thorough description. We strive for a five star review and do not want to disappoint by shipping an item that does not meet your expectations.

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About OutOfTheWoodsUSA

Sales 798
On Etsy since 2010

About Out of the WoodsUSA

We currently only ship to the USA and Canada. Buyers from other countries, please send an Etsy convo to Out of the WoodsUSA. Depending on the item, country, and agreed upon postage and VAT, a purchase may be possible.

Mission Statement

Out of the WoodsUSA designs and creates decorative and functional wood art using recycled trees. Woodworking is Bruce’s passion. Each piece is a limited or one-of-a-kind item that is an asset for the discriminating buyer. Through art and craft shows and on-line sales, Out of the WoodsUSA maintains and attracts customers with exceptional quality and service.

Background

Bruce’s love for woodworking began during his elementary school shop classes. While attending PS #1 School in West New York New Jersey he was introduced to the tools of the trade in wood shop class. At the time of high school graduation, it seemed like the only people who were into woodworking and making handmade things were hippies – not someone who was looking for a career. Big box stores were rearing their ugly heads and most people were turning to them and shopping malls for their purchases. Instead of following his heart by pursuing a woodworking career, Bruce followed his head and attended and graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology with a degree in Computer Science.

After marrying Penny, a registered nurse, Bruce put his talent for working with wood and tools to good use by personally renovating multiple kitchens and bathrooms, installing doors, floors, walls, windows, staircases, etc. Soon, a son came along and all their spare time was spent with homework, scouting, soccer, baseball, basketball, music lessons, band, choir, etc. Marriage, home renovations, a child and work left little time for Bruce’s wood working hobby.

In early 2009, Bruce was downsized from the cube farm. Ahhh he thought…I can finally follow my heart…I have the tools – all I need to do is set up a shop in my garage and start having fun! Bruce would make things and place them in a box to be stored in the garage. Before long, two cars could not fit in the garage…then not even one car could squeeze in. Penny started taking pictures of the pieces and kept encouraging Bruce to start selling his items at local art & craft shows. Bruce was not convinced his work was good enough to sell but the saws kept buzzing and pictures kept snapping. Every time people would come to their home, Penny would encourage Bruce to show off his work and each time people would reassure Bruce that his work was sellable.

Finally, in late 2009 Bruce agreed to “try” a local art & craft show. Penny applied for a show and as they say, the rest is history. Bruce’s pieces were well received and people were buying his wood art.

When Bruce was called back to work in the corporate world, he continued to work in his shop every chance he had. As time went on Bruce & Penny exhibited at more and more shows and each time they were asked about a web site. Through networking with other artists and crafters, Penny discovered Etsy and opened a shop. Once again in 2015, Bruce was downsized from the corporate world and now works full time in his shop.

Husband and Wife Team

Through the years that ensued Bruce & Penny have joined forces. Together they exhibit at five to 10 art & craft shows every year.

Bruce handles accounting and is the artist who creates the fine and decorative wood art in his home “studio” a.k.a. garage. Bruce specializes in a variety of artistic, decorative and functional wood art. He has improved on his natural abilities by reading countless books, viewing many videos, and by trial and error. Wood serves as Bruce's creative canvas and is a living medium of natural wonder and timeless beauty. Bruce uses hand and / or power tools to personally handcraft each piece.

Since lasers, computer generated or duplicating machines are not used, each major piece is one of a kind. Keeping in mind the need for ecological responsibility, the overwhelming majority of artwork is made from recycled trees – trees that have been downed by storms and the utility companies. “Many large companies have tree replacement policies for the trees they clear,” Bruce explains. “I take trees and / or limbs that have been taken by Mother Nature and plant new.”

Penny acts as the logistics manager, office manager, marketing manager, copywriter and photographer. Penny remembers the days when you would walk into a mom and pop store, buy something that would last and received personal and caring service. “This is the kind of shop we strive for,” Penny says, “Bruce’s work is a flashback to the times when people took pride in their work with customer service to match.”

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Shop members

  • Bruce

    Owner, Artist, Accountant

  • Penny

    Customer Service, Marketer, Photographer

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2023
Welcome to Out of the WoodsUSA! Thank you for visiting my handmade fine and decorative wood art gallery. Wood is my creative canvas and has timeless beauty. Please check back often, as we regularly add new pieces.

For a schedule of where I will be exhibiting my work click
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Last updated on Nov 12, 2021

Frequently asked questions

Some of the items look like toys - are they safe for children to play with?

The items found on Out of the Woods USA are not intended as toys and should not be played with or handled by children. Items are a choking hazard to children. Children can swallow small parts or experience cuts and / or splinters from sharp edges of the wood. Fingers can be pinched in lids. The finish on the pieces can easily shed if chewed or sucked on. Out of the Woods USA does not sell toys.

The pieces are meant for decoration only. If handled as a toy the delicate and fragile artwork and sculptures will break.

I received my item with what looks like a flaw - why?

Each piece of wood is unique - just as no two trees are alike. The finest hardwoods have natural characteristics. Examples include, but are not limited to the following: burnt areas, slightly bumpy, closed knots - a blackish blue streak called mineral streak; telegraphing - some darkened grain shows through the stain; and/or birds eye - small brownish dots. None of these appearances is to be considered flaws, blemishes or imperfections, but rather, examples of the beauties of nature.

Wood is in constant state of expansion and contraction depending on your home’s humidity. This normal movement may cause some hairline cracks - this is a natural occurrence.

Are your bowls, baskets, spoons and ladles food safe? How do I care for my bowls?

Anything finished with block and cutting board oil IS food safe.

According to manufacturers of lacquer and shellac, their products have not been approved as food safe. With that said, many bowls purchased from stores are finished with either lacquer or shellac and are used for food. Out of the Woods USA does not promote anything finished with lacquer or shellac as being food safe.

Hand wash with a wood oil soap and warm water only. Never soak anything in water or wash in a dishwasher.

What about shipping costs? What method of shipping is used?

Shipping costs are included in the price of the item.

Items are shipped via United States Postal Service (USPS) in a single mailing box unless otherwise specified. If buyer requests shipping via an alternate method or double boxed, the shipping costs are subject to change.

Tell me about Special Package Delivery.

If the Buyer is not home to receive the ordered item(s), the USPS may leave a notice that the package needs to be picked up or they may leave the package.

If a notice is left and Buyer does not pick up the package, it will be returned to Seller no sooner than 21 days and no later than 180 days. During that time, Seller will make three attempts to reach the Buyer via email and/or convo.

How long will it take for me to receive my package? Will I receive a tracking number for my package?

Once payment is received, the package is typically taken to the USPS within one to two business day. If shipping is delayed, Buyer will be notified via convo & will have the option to cancel the order.

Seller will provide Buyer with the tracking number once the item is shipped. If the tracking information indicates the item was delivered & the Buyer indicates the item was not received, the Buyer will be asked to check with housemates / neighbors to determine if the package was picked up accidentally & / or the USPS to determine if the package was misdelivered. If the package cannot be located, the Buyer will be advised to file a police report with his/her local police department & report the theft to the Postal Inspection Service.

What if my package is shipped to an incorrect address? Can I ship to more than one address?

If the package was shipped to an incorrect address at the fault of the Seller, the Seller will reship at no cost to the Buyer. It is the Seller’s fault if he does not ship to the address shown on the order.

Buyer is responsible for providing the correct shipping address.

Free shipping is based on shipping the entire order to one address. If the buyer requests the order to be shipped to two or more addresses, shipping cost will be incurred.

Can I ship my package to an address other than my own?

PayPal orders will be shipped to the address on PayPal Transaction Details Page. If that address differs from the address in Buyer's Etsy account, the item will not be shipped. The Buyer will be asked to cancel the order, make the correction & reorder. If the order is to be sent to another recipient, the Buyer will need to add the recipient's shipping address to their PayPal account & select as the address for the order.

These instructions follow PayPal User Agreement, which can be found at www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/ua/useragreement-full?country.x=US&locale.x=en_US#11.

Direct Payment orders can be shipped to another address upon request.

What if my item is damaged during shipping?

Buyer must email the following photos WITHIN SEVEN (7) CALENDAR DAYS showing the damaged item

1. in the packaging
2. out of the packaging close up
3. out of the packaging close up with an emphasis on the broken area(s)

No refunds, returns, exchanges, replacements will be made if the required photos are not received within seven (7) calendar days.

Once the photos are received, Buyer will be issued a refund via the same method of payment. Alternately, it may be possible for Seller to recreate the item; however, if this is agreed upon by both Buyer & Seller, it could take up to six (6) weeks.

Buyer must hold onto the damaged item & packaging for six (6) weeks in case the USPS asks to see the damaged item / packaging.

What if my package is lost?

If Buyer's package has not been delivered 15 days after expected delivery date, he/she will have up to 30 days to notify Seller who will offer the following options:

1. Select another item from shop. If item is of lesser value, Seller will refund via same method of payment as original purchase. If item is of higher value, Buyer & Seller can work out payment. If cost to ship item is less than original shipping cost, Seller will refund. If cost to ship item is higher than original shipping cost, Buyer & Seller can work out payment.

2. Request a remake. If Seller agrees, can take up to 8 weeks to complete. Item will be reshipped at no cost to Buyer.

3. Buyer will be refunded via same method of payment as original purchase.