SalvageWoodworks

Fine Woodturnings

California, United States · 361 Sales

SalvageWoodworks

Fine Woodturnings

California, United States 361 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(124)

Announcement   Salvage Woodworks produces Bowls, Chalices, Goblets, Vases, Boxes, Kitchenware & gift items, in both completely functional & inspired sculptural designs, meticulously hand-crafted from locally salvaged timbers.

● Have a question? See my "Policies" page:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/salvagewoodworks/policy
or send me a message here:
http://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=14211599

● Join my mailing list and save! I send out an email newsletter once a month or so with brief updates on upcoming new work, upcoming shows, open studios events, etc. I will also occasionally include coupon codes for limited time sales events at my shop here at Etsy that will not be announced anywhere else! Just send me a message here at Etsy:
http://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=14211599
or direct at: rod@ salvagewoodworks.com with your email address and I will add you to the list.

Announcement

Salvage Woodworks produces Bowls, Chalices, Goblets, Vases, Boxes, Kitchenware & gift items, in both completely functional & inspired sculptural designs, meticulously hand-crafted from locally salvaged timbers.

● Have a question? See my "Policies" page:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/salvagewoodworks/policy
or send me a message here:
http://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=14211599

● Join my mailing list and save! I send out an email newsletter once a month or so with brief updates on upcoming new work, upcoming shows, open studios events, etc. I will also occasionally include coupon codes for limited time sales events at my shop here at Etsy that will not be announced anywhere else! Just send me a message here at Etsy:
http://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=14211599
or direct at: rod@ salvagewoodworks.com with your email address and I will add you to the list.

Rod Surber

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Rod Surber

Black Oak Twig Pot: 2.25" Diameter by 5" Tall
US$12.50

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(124)
Rachel Palmer

Rachel Palmer on Jan 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Stunning. I have a needle case in mahogany and one in maple from Salvage Woodworks and both are wonderful. This is the most beautiful one yet! Thank You Again!!

KDH3

KDH3 on Nov 16, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This is a gorgeous little spoon! I love the details of it. I am impressed with the craftsmanship and the high quality. Shipping was fast too. Thank you so much!

KDH3

KDH3 on Nov 16, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous craftsmanship! The wood grain is beautiful! I am impressed with the high quality and plan on using this for many years to come. Shipping was very fast as well. Thank you!

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About

Salvage Woodworks: a hortocultualist's journey from planting to woodworking.

I've worked with plants all my life. Indeed, some of my earliest memories are of "helping" my mother working in her extensive vegetable garden and ornamental beds with an enormous variety of flowers, vines, shrubs and trees.

I've worked in silviculture, arboriculture and fine gardening all of my working life as well, starting with a year-long stint in the Young American Conservation Core for the California Division of Forestry in 1977 (I was seventeen), and the Youth Conservation Core for the U.S. Forest Service in 1978. I worked for many years as an arborist in several northern California communities, and have been self employed in arboriculture / horticulture since the late '80s.

Artistic, creative expression was always supported and encouraged in my house growing up, and has remained an important, essential element of my life journey. Both my father (who has now passed), and my mother have been consistently involved in some form of artistic expression themselves. For many years my main creative ax was writing, although that has never become part of my working life. (I earned an MFA in poetry writing at San Francisco State University in the "90s.)

Towards the end of earning that degree I was really missing using my hands and creative energy in the world of physical objects as well as the world of ideas and writing. One day I happened on a very inexpensive (and poor quality) wood-lathe on a sale table in front of a hardware store. Woodturning was something I had never tried, and as I say, I was craving the use of some kind of tool other than a pen or keyboard, so I bought it and began turning as a hobby. I took to it immediately, and with the help of many excellent books from my local library and several incredible websites began to learn to turn! Over the course of the next several years I finished my degree and after trying it I knew that the most likely avenue to parlay an MFA into a career (teaching) was not something I wanted to do full time. (!) Throughout those years I had been continuing apace with my woodturning "hobby" and had become pretty proficient, and was getting a lot of encouraging feedback on my work. I gave a lot of turnings away, and sold a few pieces, but was still accumulating a lot of work, and at a certain point it just made sense to try and get more serious about sales.

So I launched Salvage Woodworks and set up a booth at one of the local Farmers' Markets, which soon became several local Markets, as well as Arts and Craft shows, etc. I started a website for the business as well, and learned how to include an online storefront, but I was struggling to generate enough traffic on my own website to lead to brisk sales. My shoestring business launch just didn't include a suitable advertising budget. In the spring of 2011 I discovered Etsy and was struck by the number of shops that had really awesome, really handmade goods, and although the number of shops was a little daunting, the site's overall traffic and international presence was impressive, and the set up cost was minimal, so I launched my Etsy shop and here I am! I hope you enjoy it.

Rod Surber
Salvage Woodworks

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    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I grew up in rural northern California (Lake County) on the shores of Clear Lake & the southern edge of the Mendocino National forest. My father gave me my first knife and taught me to whittle when I was in the 5th grade, & I still love woodworking!

Shop policies

Last updated on June 18, 2012

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
I accept payment from all the major credit/debit cards or via PayPal.

I also accept money orders or personal checks. You order will be shipped after your check clears the bank.
Shipping
I ship within 3 business days of receipt of payment, unless otherwise specified in product listings.

I ship via USPS: First Class, Parcel Post or Priority Mail -- whichever makes the most sense, based on the size, weight, and destination of shipment.

Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred for international sales.
Refunds and Exchanges
Customer satisfaction is very important to me. I make everything I sell myself, so I have a lot invested in quality control. I am also very careful to post photographs that accurately represent any given piece.

If you receive an order from Salvage Woodworks that is damaged, incomplete, or not accurately represented by the photograph in the listing here at Etsy, I will credit your entire purchase price, plus any shipping charges you incur returning the item toward an exchange or a refund, providing the item is returned within 30 days of purchase.

If you wish to return an item for any other reason I will credit your entire purchase price toward an exchange or refund, provided the item is returned within 30 days of purchase in the same condition in which it was shipped to you by Salvage Woodworks. You will be responsible for any shipping charges incurred returning the item.

Seriously though, your satisfaction is important to me: if you have a problem contact me through this site or via the contact information on your receipt. I'm sure we could work something out.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am currently not accepting custom orders, wholesale, or consignment sales. Sorry.