Handcrafted for Life

Houston, Texas

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About ThePracticalPlankist

Sales 294
On Etsy since 2015

Customized Handcrafted Hardwood Creations!

Welcome and thank you for visiting my shop!

I have always enjoyed creating things with my hands, especially when it involves some type of woodworking! Recently, I made a few customized gifts for some friends and I got so many compliments and requests for the products that I decided to open The Practical Plankist and share some of my expertise with the rest of the world!

I cannot express how much I value custom work, not just mine but anyone who does it. I make each of my products one by one, and each and every design is created by and put together by me so I can guarantee that you will not be able to find anything like it! I really enjoy creating unique and personalized products, so if you have a certain item in mind that I don't have listed as an option, please feel free to reach out to me. I am always open to new ideas!

Keep in mind that each product is made from real hardwood. Each tree is different and the grain lines and patterns will be different in all of our products. If you feel your item requires special attention to the specific lumber picked, please let us know and we will be happy to send you sample images of the lumber we intend to use. We do not issue refunds due to the natural variation in the hardwoods.

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Shop members

  • Brandon Smith

    Owner, Craftsman, Creator

    Owner, craftsman, and designer of The Practical Plankist, a Houston area shop that produces some of the finest handcrafted wooden creations around! I do my best to ensure that each of my products are high quality items that are customized for you!

  • Ashleigh Kraatz

    Photographer, Designer, Creator

    I am self-taught designer who gets inspiration from all aspects of my life. I enjoy creating unique items that will last a lifetime!

  • Maggie

    Customer Service

    I keep the workers in good spirits and the customers happy by ensuring every product is up to my expectations.

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