SCTheWoodenPatriot

Veteran owned shop specializing in gun concealment

Aiken, South Carolina On Etsy since 2015

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SCTheWoodenPatriot

Veteran owned shop specializing in gun concealment

Aiken, South Carolina | 800 Sales

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The Wooden Patriot

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About SCTheWoodenPatriot

Sales 800
On Etsy since 2015

A passion, a hobby and then a changed life.

I started all of this around 2016 in the early fall with a few old crusty pallets we had stored out by the barn. We have a horse farm here in South Carolina and I had several pallets laying around as most farms do and I just decided to tear one apart and make something one day. I mean heck I had seen it on TV and I am a Marine, after all we can do anything right! So, I did, I made a wine rack with every attention to detail of the old wood I that I could. I even recycled the rusty nails on the wood because they had so much character and it just felt right. Now to this day it still sits in the formal dining room of our home. That started the wood craft hobby and I did it in the first bay in our horse barn, not a glamorous shop by any means but it worked. For a good while there I was in the barn making pallet furniture and crafts and peddling them at craft shows and Facebook. Then one day I decided to try and make some concealment furniture I had seen and figured I could do it a little different. Who knows maybe even a tad better and with my Marine Corps drive and determination I knew I couldn't fail. So away I went with an imagination and a lot of failures, and I mean a lot of failures. However in the end I did it and people loved it. Everywhere I went people wanted one of my shelves and then after some pushing from my wife we went online and sold a few here on Etsy. It was fun to sell online but I felt that who is going to want to buy something especially wood furniture when they can’t touch it and see it, well I was a bit wrong there (I still hear about that almost daily). I learned a great life lesson that if you make something great and make the inside and back look as great as the outside and front that people will want it and they will tell other folks about it so you don't have to worry about the business it will take care of itself. It wasn't until the pandemic hit and we were all stuck at home with a lot of time on our hands that we decided to take the online world seriously and now we are loving it! We have met some really amazing people and our business has grown beyond our wildest dreams and faster than even a vivid imagination would have taken it. It was a rocket and we are riding it all the way to the moon and back.

I have always loved working with wood and even as a very young boy I would sneak into my daddy’s work shop and take some wood from his scrap bin and just make stuff. Now here I am 30+ years later and my little boys are doing the same thing in our woodshop and their imagination is limitless. They come in the shop and help from time to time and have a great respect for the entire lifecycle that is the Etsy customer experience. They love to help us and people in general, they have huge hearts and we love that Etsy has helped them grow that even further. They know what a customer is and how to respect them and they are both in elementary school, what a great jump start on life. They too make their own little crafts like bird houses that they paint themselves and market them at local craft shows, they love to make money selling something they made with their own two hands, the sense of accomplishment is there already. Etsy has allowed us to do things we never imagined possible and we are very grateful to each and every one of our customers and we treat them like we would want someone treating one of our family members. We know that doing the right thing isn't doing what's right in a crowd it is doing what's right when nobody is there to see if you don't!

Stay Safe and Healthy,

Clade M Tuttle
The Wooden Patriot

Shop members

  • Clade Tuttle

    Owner, Designer, Customer Service

    I am a Marine with an avid love for my country and I put 100% into everything I do. I love my woodwork much like I love my country. I started this as a hobby in the stall in our barn here on our South Carolina horse farm. The skies the limit!

  • Jim AKA "Papa"

    Stain And Quality Control

    With over 40 years in the nuclear field as a quality assurance and quality control man he brings his demand for quality to our shop. Nothing goes out the door before he puts his hands on it and meticulously checks for any mistakes or imperfections.

  • Colton

    Curator

  • Tanner

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  • magnet manufacture

    United States

    magnet manufacture

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