PegandAwl

Peg and Awl

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · 12958 Sales

PegandAwl

Peg and Awl

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 12958 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(3345)

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Most items in our ship are available for immediate shipping. Please inquire if you have any specific questions!

Instagram @pegandawl (Margaux) and @pegandawlbuilt (Walter!)
@thebrotherskent for boys, books and drawings!

TWITTER @pegandawl
PINTEREST: www.pinterest.com/pegandawlbuilt
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/pegandawl
STELLER: https://steller.co/pegandawl/
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VIDEOS (for a complete videography go here: http://pegandawlbuilt.com/pages/videos)
included here are videos on how to care for your product, how to hang a tree swing and other pleasantries.

OUR OTHER ETSY SHOPPE: www.theblackspotbooks.etsy.com

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Last updated on Feb 10, 2017

FREE SHIPPING when you spend over $100 ! Be sure to use coupon code GIMMEFREESHIPPING (not to be combined with other offers) US Only.

Most items in our ship are available for immediate shipping. Please inquire if you have any specific questions!

Instagram @pegandawl (Margaux) and @pegandawlbuilt (Walter!)
@thebrotherskent for boys, books and drawings!

TWITTER @pegandawl
PINTEREST: www.pinterest.com/pegandawlbuilt
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/pegandawl
STELLER: https://steller.co/pegandawl/
NEWSLETTER: sign up at www.pegandawlbuilt.com

QUIT YOUR DAY JOB INTERVIEW:
http://etsy.me/1wm61K6

VIDEOS (for a complete videography go here: http://pegandawlbuilt.com/pages/videos)
included here are videos on how to care for your product, how to hang a tree swing and other pleasantries.

OUR OTHER ETSY SHOPPE: www.theblackspotbooks.etsy.com

Margaux and Walter Kent

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About

We are husband and wife with a boy called Søren and a boy called Silas. We have 2 chickens and 1 cat. We live and work in Philadelphia, Penna.

We are Walter and Margaux Kent, husband and wife. We have a boy called Søren and a boy called Silas. We live and work in Philadelphia, Penna.

Our work is made from olde things. Treasures found and recovered from misfortune and neglect, relics of the unusual, the confused and the macabre, cut and pulled and built into wearable curiosities, and useable, long lasting keepsakes. We used to make them for ourselves and now we make them for everyone.

Peg and Awl began without a plan, a fortunate pairing of two minds, different but in sync. Both Walter and I have a fervor for history, though we each unearth our passions in different ways. I, Margaux, love the romantic imaginings of what once was and the effects time and stories have on materials and objects. Though not military-minded, I am an invader; mostly of abandoned houses and the past. Walter, home schooled by his history-aficionado mother and apprentice to his carpenter father, was a soldier in the American Army. There he learned how to do things effectively and simply though his practical nature does not preclude his immense creativity. Walter’s pragmatism, my own dreamy tendencies, and our shared curiosity combine to create Peg and Awl. With our two boys as constant companions, we find inspiration in them as much as we do in the past, taking notes and creating new objects to delight younger beings – Peg and Awl is not just for big people.

After nearly bursting our house with the weight of materials, makers and ideas, in 2012 we finally decided to move the business elsewhere. Peg and Awl’s new home is in the Atlas Casket Factory, a building that still boasts a conveyor belt, a trolley track and traces of the making that occurred for decades. Here histories overlap as Peg and Awl gathers new life with new makers, new personalities, and new hands. Time clocks once again resound throughout building. Ghosts linger and invisible hands shake the visible. We are makers. In Philadelphia. Still.

-M. and W. Kent

Instagram: @pegandawl
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pegandawlbuilt

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Shop members

  • Margaux + Walter Kent

    Owner, Designer, A Bit O' This And That

    We are husband and wife with 2 boys, Søren + Silas. We love making things, scavenging + adventure. We recently bought a new building in Philadelphia for Peg and Awl! Follow along on IG: Margaux @pegandawl + @thebrotherskent + Walter @pegandawlbuilt.

  • Arianne Kent

    Maker, Bookbinder, Doer Of Many Things

    This is Arianne Kent. 1 of 12 kids from a huge and creative family. She lives in South Philadelphia with her Corgi, Pickles. They both love being outside, hiking, camping running and biking. She also loves sewing, painting and drawing.

  • Hamid Holloman

    Stitcher

    This is Hamid Holloman, West Philadelphia-born inspired by surroundings in all forms from bold patterns, design and style. He is a self taught artist of various forms, with a special love for vintage, graffiti, fashion and architecture.

  • Melanie Restad

    Maker, Seamstress

    Originally from Montana, Melanie has been sewing for 20+ years. With a degree in fashion design her designs range from swimsuits to bags. She sews at home with her two little girls always wanting to help. Quality is the utmost importance.

  • Itarya Leo

    Master Communicator, Shipper

    Plays punk rock music in a punk rock band with her super rad husband. Wants to go camping all of the time. Vegan who eats like a champ. Celebrity crush Nick Cave. Wishes to write like David Foster Wallace and be as graceful as Anias Nin.

Production partners

  • International Casting

    Philadelphia, PA

    We work with a casting company in Philadelphia that works with molds from jewelery we created to cast only. We do all finishing in house. (literally - haha)

Shop policies

Last updated on May 3, 2017
Welcome to Peg and Awl!

On January 10th we will be celebrating our 7th year anniversary! Walter and I started our company right here on Etsy just after he returned from Iraq, and our boy Søren was 1 1/2 years old. We began without a plan, just making things we wanted for ourselves out of waste materials from neighborhood homes that were being torn down.

A lot has happened in the past 7 years. We now have two boys (Søren 8 and Silas 6) and employ 11 people in our Philadelphia workshop. We just purchased a shell and wreck of an olde building in Port Richmond, Philadelphia, and will be transforming it into our new workshoppe and showroom!

Follow us on IG @pegandawl (Margaux) @pegandawlbuilt (Walter) and @thebrotherskent (Søren + Silas, drawings, and other musings)

Thank you so much for joining us in this epic adventure!

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
By placing an order from our shoppe, you are agreeing to our policies.

We accept PayPal and Credit card and will ship items as soon as possible. Please see listings for specific details when ordering customized objects.

Please let us know if you have any questions!
Shipping
Production and Shipping Policy

All of our goods are made within the walls of our workshop located in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia. Our team of workers takes pride in creating and forging each piece we produce by hand.

Each object lists an approximate production time on the product detail page. Please note these production times can fluctuate for various reasons including material demand, production delays, machinery needs and the like. So in kind, please be patient.

Shipping Policy
Our products ship via USPS with delivery confirmation or via UPS depending upon which is most cost effective. Tracking information will be updated on the order if/and once received. Please note tracking information is provided directly by the mail carrier service. We attempt to assist each customer if they should have a shipping inquiry, however we encourage you to contact the assigned mail carrier directly.

Peg and Awl is not liable for lost or stolen packages. Peg and Awl will not be held responsible for additional shipping charges if the packages are returned to our workshoppe due to customer absence, customer errors in addresses or package refusal.

We will not be held responsible for any address corrections sent to us AFTER the order has been placed. However, we will do our best to accommodate changes.

For international orders: We are unable to track international orders shipped via USPS once they leave the United States. Please contact the mail carrier service directly for tracking and customs inquiries. Be patient as most packages arrive at their destination!

Please allow some time for the status of the shipment to correctly display after receiving tracking numbers.

Are you local?
Local area pickup is available. If you live in or around Philadelphia and would like to pick up your order at our workshoppe, please make note of this when ordering. We will refund all shipping costs once item is picked up. If the item is in stock, we can arrange for you to come pick it up. If you are ordering an item that is made to order, we will contact you when your item is ready.

Peg and Awl does not offer gift wrapping but each item will be packaged simply, with brown paper &c, and will be perfectly suitable for gifting. Packages from Peg and Awl do not include an invoice in an effort to save paper.

Delays
Please note in addition to possible production delays listed above, possible shipping delays may occur due do mail carrier service policies. These may include weekends, public holidays, mail carrier service closures, weather delays, and the like.
Refunds and Exchanges
Return/Exchange Policy

Our work is made from olde things, treasures found and recovered from misfortune and neglect, relics of the unusual, the confused and the macabre, cut and pulled and built into wearable curiosities, inscribable keepsakes and useable, longlasting treasures.

The materials we use have character, and that’s what we enjoy about working and creating with them. Although each object is described and photographed to the best of our ability, the sourcing of salvaged materials often lends to each product bearing unique marks of its past life. If you receive an object and it is not as you hoped, please let us know and we will do our best to make it right.

Return Policy
If what you received is as described but you wish to return it, we will gladly accept all unwashed, unworn and unaltered merchandise; we must receive your return within 10 days of receiving the item in order to be eligible to return it. You may return your item for store credit for the amount in which you paid at purchase time or we will issue a refund less 10% for fees/expenses incurred. The buyer is also responsible for return shipping to our workshoppe. If you are choosing an exchange, please see the “Exchanges” section below.

If you would like to return an object, please inquire within 10 days following the receipt of the object. Be sure to include the following in your package: your name, address, order number. Items must be shipped back in the condition in which they were received - with the original tags and packaging.

Damaged Goods
If the object received is damaged, please contact us within 48 hours with a photograph of the damage incurred to your item. Some marks to wood products may simply be marks of the woods past life and are not considered damage.

Final Sale/Custom Works
Final sale and Custom work items may not be returned or exchanged. Final sale items will be clearly marked.

Custom Tub Caddies
It is the customer’s responsibility to provide correct measurements to the Peg and Awl team for all custom tub caddy order. Directions on how to collect correct measurements are located here. If there is any doubt, please email pegandawl [!at] me.com before placing your order. Once order and measurements are received, your product will then go into production. These items may not be returned or exchanged, and are not eligible for price adjustments.

Refund Process
Depending on the method of refund (store credit or 10% less refund) a refund will be credited back to your original method of payment, and will post approximately three days after the date of processing. Most returns will process in approximately two to three weeks, depending on your method of return.

Exchanges
If you would like to exchange an object, please inquire within 10 days following the receipt of the object. Be sure to include the following in your package: your name, address, order number, the item you wish to exchange for, and a check for the price difference. Items must be shipped back in the condition in which they were received - with the original tags and packaging

Please note additional shipping charges do apply, and are the responsibility of the customer. If you are an International customer, please note that you will be responsible for the duties and taxes on any exchanges.

Gifts can be returned for store credit only.

All returns and exchanges should be sent here:
Peg and Awl
3211 Cedar St C-6
Philadelphia PA 19134

The goods are your responsibility until they reach our warehouse, so make sure it's packed up properly and can't get damaged on the way. All goods will be inspected on return.
Additional policies and FAQs
WHOLESALE & TO THE TRADE: Wholesale purchases are available to qualifying retailers. We do not offer out products on consignment. Interior designers and architects may qualify for a tiered trade discount based on the order total. Please inquire if you believe that your order may be eligible for a trade discount.

PRESS: For press and other inquiries, please email: pegandawl at me dot com

CARE: Proper care of our products will ensure their long life. Peg and Awl is not responsible for damages caused to products through use.

Tree swings: Our tree swings come with Manila rope for hanging. Manila rope is a natural fiber and will self-abrade internally and shrink 10% to 15% if it is kept moist from long periods of time. Peg and Awl is not responsible for the deterioration of the manila rope. Replacement manila rope can be purchased from any local hardware store. Pro-Manila SYNTHETIC rope can be purchased at an additional cost in the "upgrades" section of the shoppe.
An instructional video for how to retie and hang the tree swing will soon be available on our website.

Waxed Canvas: Our waxed canvas products should be cleaned by wiping down with a damp cloth. Do not machine wash waxed canvas products.

Cutting / Serving Boards & Trencher Plates: Both our cutting / serving boards and our trencher plates are treated with olive oil. Hand wash in soapy water to clean - do not let stand in water. Oil often to preserve finish.

More information

Last updated on May 3, 2017
Frequently asked questions

What is Peg and Awl?

We are a husband and wife with a boy called Søren and a boy called Silas. We live and work in Philadelphia, Penna. Our work is made from olde things, treasures found and recovered from misfortune and neglect, relics of the unusual, the confused and the macabre, cut and pulled and built into wearable curiosities, inscribable keepsakes and useable, long-lasting treasures. We used to make them for ourselves and now we make them for everyone.

Do you guarantee your products?

We guarantee our products to be free of defects in the materials or craftsmanship. We will be happy to replace any defective products. Wear from normal usage is not included in this guarantee. We believe firmly in creating enduring products whose lifespan can be lengthened by repair. Many of the materials in our products have already seen at least one lifetime of use, and have accumulated stories which are now proudly displayed in the blemishes on our objects. Each further crack, dent, &c. accumulated throughout each object’s new life – and the patches applied thereto – are further stories to proudly display. To contact us about repairs, please send us a message.

When will my order arrive? Can I expedite my order?

We do our best to maintain an inventory of each object. However, we hand-make all of our products in our Philadelphia workshoppe. If your product is not in stock when you order, it may take up to 10 days to ship – we have to make it! Orders shipped to the contiguous U.S. typically take 2 days to a week arrive.

If you would like to expedite your order please send us a message before placing your order. Since our products are made by hand, we would need to verify that we have your item in stock in order to ensure it will arrive in time.

Can you make my bag a little bigger or smaller? Can you make be a custom bag?

Making size or style alterations to bags is a very complicated process and we do not offer this service.

What materials do you use?

Fabric
We use 15 oz. waxed duck canvas (19 oz. with wax) for most of our bags. Waxed canvas originated in the sailing industry in Scotland in the 1920s and became widely used because of its waterproofing abilities and superb durability.

Wood
Our wood products are made from wither reclaimed wood from old-growth trees, or new wood sourced from sustainable forests.

Leather
The bits of leather that cover our books are gathered willy-nilly from farms, flea markets and shoppes across the world. Leather straps and handles on our bags are WWII-era military-issue gun slings ranging from well-worn to deadstock.

Metal
We use only sterling silver and 14K gold. Our bronze is an alloy that we have matched closely to the color of gold.

Will this bag fit my computer / tablet / &c.?

The dimensions of all of our bags are listed at the bottom of each bag’s Etsy page.

Can I get a longer strap for my bag or more holes in the strap?

You can order a longer strap by searching in our Etsy shoppe and adding the Longer Leather Strap for Tote, Finch or Hunter item to your order.
Link: www.etsy.com/listing/180196137

If you would like additional holes in your strap, please include the number and placement in your order notes.

How do I care for my Peg and Awl object?

Bags
Waxed canvas like leather does not require full cleaning and should not be machine washed, machine dried, or dry cleaned. If necessary, spot clean your waxed canvas with cold water using a sponge or gentle brush. Store in a dry place to prevent mold and mildew. Waxed canvas will better with age, but will need to be re-waxed in time. We recommend using Martexin Wax.

Kitchen Objects
Our kitchen objects are finished with Bartram Wood Balm, a natural balm that restores and preserves wood. We recommend that kitchen objects be refinished with Bartram Wood Balm when they start to get dull and look worn. Hand wash kitchen objects in hot water to clean. Do not let stand in water. Bartram Wood Balm is available for purchase in our Etsy shoppe.

Do you offer personalization?

Bags can be ordered with a leather monogram by searching for “Custom Monogramming for Waxed Canvas” in our Etsy shoppe and adding that listing to your order.
Link: www.etsy.com/listing/483654892

Most wood products can be personalized with engraving. Search for the “Add Custom Engraving” listing in our shoppe and add it to your order.
Link: www.etsy.com/listing/289931973

How do I find my ring size?

The best way to find your ring size is to go to a physical jewelry store and get measured. You can also search online for a ring sizing guide. We will resize rings for free once (buyer is responsible for return shipping to our workshoppe). Any additional re-sizings can be done for a small fee. Please contact us for resizing information.