SpokenWoodDesign

Slowly reclaiming wood from America's early heritage.

Viroqua, Wisconsin · 500 Sales

SpokenWoodDesign

Slowly reclaiming wood from America's early heritage.

Viroqua, Wisconsin 500 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(115)

Shop owner

Chris Cox

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Announcement   Welcome to Spoken Wood Design. Custom made reclaimed wood console tables, benches, stools and more. Giving new life to century old barn timbers from the beautiful Midwest. All pieces are handmade in our shop located in the beautiful Driftless region of SW Wisconsin.

HISTORY OF OUR WOOD
This lumber is trimmed from massive hand-hewn beams salvaged from old barns in Wisconsin and Iowa. Amish crews disassemble the barns and salvage as much as they can. Most of these barns were in use for over 100 years before being obsolesced by modern farming practices. They saw farming change from horse power to diesel power. As the culture changed so too do the buildings that support it. This wood was cut from old growth trees in the 19th century by hand saw and ax then shaped by hand with adzes and muscles. I try to present as much of that old had effort as I can. The wood in these boards must be as old as this country. With a magnifying glass I have counted more than 140 growth rings on some of these pieces.


Need some help finding things? You can shop by category below this section to the left. :-) Or if you're on mobile you can use the "Sections" drop down menu to search.

Console Tables: http://etsy.me/2nqkd3F
Wide Tables: http://etsy.me/2DL2VFk
Standing Desks: http://etsy.me/2EkBRxO
Writing Desks: http://etsy.me/2EkBRxO
Stools: http://etsy.me/2DKppXh
Mirrors: http://etsy.me/2ElCGXp
Shelves: http://etsy.me/2DPO9kI
Coat Racks: http://etsy.me/2rSDm3X

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 29, 2018

Welcome to Spoken Wood Design. Custom made reclaimed wood console tables, benches, stools and more. Giving new life to century old barn timbers from the beautiful Midwest. All pieces are handmade in our shop located in the beautiful Driftless region of SW Wisconsin.

HISTORY OF OUR WOOD
This lumber is trimmed from massive hand-hewn beams salvaged from old barns in Wisconsin and Iowa. Amish crews disassemble the barns and salvage as much as they can. Most of these barns were in use for over 100 years before being obsolesced by modern farming practices. They saw farming change from horse power to diesel power. As the culture changed so too do the buildings that support it. This wood was cut from old growth trees in the 19th century by hand saw and ax then shaped by hand with adzes and muscles. I try to present as much of that old had effort as I can. The wood in these boards must be as old as this country. With a magnifying glass I have counted more than 140 growth rings on some of these pieces.


Need some help finding things? You can shop by category below this section to the left. :-) Or if you're on mobile you can use the "Sections" drop down menu to search.

Console Tables: http://etsy.me/2nqkd3F
Wide Tables: http://etsy.me/2DL2VFk
Standing Desks: http://etsy.me/2EkBRxO
Writing Desks: http://etsy.me/2EkBRxO
Stools: http://etsy.me/2DKppXh
Mirrors: http://etsy.me/2ElCGXp
Shelves: http://etsy.me/2DPO9kI
Coat Racks: http://etsy.me/2rSDm3X

Chris Cox

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(115)
Paulo

Paulo on Apr 17, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Great execution and design. Easy to build! Shipped on time and arrived in perfect conditions!!! Amazing vendor!

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About

He loves to make things!

I love history. There is nothing more fun than a full dumpster and an empty truck or an old piece of wood. There is nothing more fun than a full dumpster, an empty truck and some time. I am so lucky to have a new shop set up for woodworking and metal crafting. I enjoy fabulous support from my family in moving from the Driftless region of Wisconsin to Tucson, Arizona and now back to the Driftless Area.

I have been building and remodeling homes and furnishings professionally for 40 years. During that time I also got a degree in theater design, helped raise two little boys (now 25 and 28) and am now working on raising two girls with my wife in Viroqua. In my theater work and in supporting local community theater, I have designed and built mushrooms for caterpillars, oak trees for swinging in, made Cinderella's carriage appear out of fog and made a Klansman vanish, elevators and porches that rain and all manner of stage scenery. Creating things of beauty and intrigue through theater work inspired me to hang up my general contractor's hat and open up a shop where I get to make whimsical yet practical pieces.

I am thrilled to be creating my own original works of art and function, and hope that my creations find their way to new homes and businesses through Etsy.

I welcome requests for custom orders and look forward to crafting just the right piece for you!

Shop members

  • Chris Cox

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Chris finds inspiration nearly everywhere. Whenever he works with wood he wonders what happened between the lines of the grain long ago

  • Leigha Anders

    Marketer

Production partners

  • DIY Metal Legs

    Rogers, AR

    DIY Metal legs supplies our classic hair pin legs and modern square legs

  • Hollow Creek Welding

    Weatherford, TX

    They have been a dependable Etsy partner working with steel for me for over 18 months now. Their motto "We are a Disabled Veteran Small Family Business that still believes in the American Dream!"

  • ModernUrbanMetals

    Detroit, MI

    Supplies some of our hairpin legs

Shop policies

Last updated on September 29, 2017
Hey it's recycled!
Much of our work is constructed with used or organic materials. Some of our wood is as old as the US of A. We enjoy the natural imperfections that are inherent in them and hope you do too. Some pieces have been re-manufactured by us but be aware that there will be signs of wear and tear, dents, nicks, color variations, scratches and other signs of imperfection. It is impossible to completely reveal all of these "flaws" on-line and hope you enjoy the serendipity of discovering then yourself. If you are not pleased with your purchase please return it withing 10 days for a full refund.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Refunds and Exchanges
If something has been customized for you we cannot take it back. If for some reason you are not pleased with an item you can send it back for a refund. You pay the shipping and we will refund in full when we receive it in the original condition. We always ship insured so if you get it crushed or damaged make sure to let the shipper know RIGHT AWAY.
Payment
We accept all the Etsy purchase arrangements and Paypal. Don't like Paypal or credit cards? send a check and as soon as it clears I'll get right on it.
Shipping
We almost always ship Fed Ex Domestically in the US, Out of the country each order is a different story. International shipping is a little trickier, PLEASE Click the "Ask a Question" box FOR A REAL SHIPPING QUOTE INTERNATIONALLY. If you are outside the continental US, email and we will work something out.

We do not have any accommodations for Non-US light sockets or plugs.

Shipping big stuff
If we can use one of the above carriers we will. However some things are just too big and need to go freight. In that case we will make a crate for it and ship with a freight company that is familiar with your area. We will need your phone number so they can call you to arrange the delivery. Unless you have a forklift handy, plan on having help to get it off the truck and in the house. It is the rare truck driver who will be able to help unload past his/her tailgate.

Or, come pick it up at the shop at 305 Railroad Ave, Viroqua, Wiscosin
Additional policies and FAQs
Each item is created one at a time. There is only one of me in the shop making things so please be patient. Drop by the shop if you are in the area. 305 Railroad Ave, Viroqua Wisconsin.

More information

Last updated on Oct 19, 2017
Frequently asked questions

What size is the top?

Console table tops come any length up to 8' long. These are cut right off the logs so the widths vary. Each piece will have a variation of an inch or more in depth. Our basic is between 7" and 12" wide. Happy to do Extra wide or Extra narrow, Use the Click the "Ask a Question" box above first for pricing and availability.

Can I get an 8' long table ?

Yes but we should talk about it first. Stock is limited so convo your needs and I will investigate. The shipping is often more than the Etsy calculation, again, please Click the "Ask a Question" box above before ordering.

Wholesale availability

Not really. I have a limited number of pieces on consignment at local galleries. I can't really do high volume production. I do work with designers at a trade discount, please convo.

Can I get a taller table?

Yes. As the tables get taller we increase the the structure under the table. We offer several different styles of legs which you can see in additional listings. Or, just convo your request and we can talk about it.

Custom and personalized orders

You bet. Call me at 608-606-2175, I am in the central time zone.

How much does shipping cost?

To simplify I have tried to include a standard charge of $76 for shipping and handling. Some items just don't conform to this simplification. Click the "Ask a Question" box above and I'll find out for you. I will need your zip or postal code and the size of the item you are inquiring about.