ThreeTreesBindery

handmade wedding guest books, photo albums & wood books

North Carolina, United States · 1187 Sales

ThreeTreesBindery

handmade wedding guest books, photo albums & wood books

North Carolina, United States 1187 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(288)

Announcement   Three Trees Bindery is a small bookbinding studio specializing in unique handmade wood covered photo albums, custom wedding guest books and journals.

To get a glimpse inside my studio watch this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR-zQUWlAMo&feature=youtu.be

A HUGE thank you to Etsy for featuring my shop! You can read the interview here:
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/featured-shop-three-trees-bindery/?ref=fp_featured



Three Trees Bindery is on Facebook. Please stop by for a visit:
https://www.facebook.com/ThreeTreesBindery

Announcement
Last updated on Dec 29, 2015

Three Trees Bindery is a small bookbinding studio specializing in unique handmade wood covered photo albums, custom wedding guest books and journals.

To get a glimpse inside my studio watch this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR-zQUWlAMo&feature=youtu.be

A HUGE thank you to Etsy for featuring my shop! You can read the interview here:
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/featured-shop-three-trees-bindery/?ref=fp_featured



Three Trees Bindery is on Facebook. Please stop by for a visit:
https://www.facebook.com/ThreeTreesBindery

Michelle Skiba

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Michelle Skiba

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(288)
rachelkornik

rachelkornik on Aug 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This book was stunningly beautiful! I couldn't be happier with our wedding guest book! The craftsmanship is excellent you can tell it was made with care and love and service was superb!

Lauren Prusi

Lauren Prusi on Aug 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful. It was packaged so incredibly well, arrived with a lot of filler in the box so the book didn't slide around, all the details of packaging made it so exciting to open and it even included a very thoughtful thank you note. All in all we are so stoked on this purchase. It is going to make the best wedding photo guest book for our upcoming wedding. Seller was incredibly easy to work with and very responsive. Was super easy to customize and she didn't even add any additional charges for doing so. Very very happy with the purchase and will no doubt recommend to any one looking for a product like this. Thank you again!!

TealT9

TealT9 on Jul 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful and beautifully made! Thank you!

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About

a forest of books

Three Trees Bindery began as the marriage of two of my favorite things: trees and books. As an avid journal keeper and book collector, creating books from things found in the forest evolved slowly and naturally from my wanderings. Completely taken with the beauty of an acorn, a leaf, or a piece of bark, these small tokens I was unable to put down became the sources of inspiration for my wooden library.

Over the years as I have become more acquainted with woodworking, my appreciation for trees, and the wood they give has deepened. I am captivated by the unique and varied character of wood, the intimacy that is developed by working with your hands, and the details that are hidden behind a finished product. I love the tactile sensations through different stages of finishing and the scents of wood dust in the air.

For me, bookbinding is a meditative process. The attention and focus it requires is a beautiful practice of being in the present moment. When I sew my whole world consists of simply this thread, this knot. Any worries are easily lost in the steady rhythm of stitching. I have a great appreciation for all styles of binding, from the simple and elegant Japanese stab bindings to the intricate structures of the Gothic & Renaissance periods, but I am most taken with variations on the Coptic binding, the exposed stitching for me evokes the same feeling as trees in winter, their bare branches reaching for the sky. I love seeing the structure that lies underneath things.

My techniques have developed over years of steady practice. Most of what I know I learned by experimenting and making lots of mistakes. I am a constant student. I enjoy learning different techniques, pushing the boundaries of what is possible and exploring new ideas. I continually try to balance the unique characteristics of a handmade item and the slow progression toward mastery of my craft. I want my books to reflect the quiet beauty of the forests that inspire them.

I enjoy the community and personal connections I have found here on Etsy. It gives me great pleasure to work with clients on custom books and commissions. I love hearing how my books will be used. I am continually touched by the stories people share. It makes me sad to hear someone say my books are too pretty to write in. I want to create books that are beautiful but also functional and useful. My books are made to hold the things closest to your heart.

To get a glimpse inside my studio watch this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR-zQUWlAMo&feature=youtu.be

To see more please visit my shop:
http://www.ThreeTreesBindery.etsy.com

A HUGE thank you to Etsy for featuring my shop! You can read the interview here:
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/featured-shop-three-trees-bindery/?ref=fp_featured

I also like to make things from stones. You can see my other shop here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThirdInstar

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Shop members
  • Michelle Skiba

    Maker, Designer, Forest Wanderer

  • Michele Haire

    Studio Manager, Apprentice Bookbinder

Shop policies

Last updated on May 20, 2016
Hello and thank you for checking out my shop!

I love books in all shapes, sizes and materials. I am happy to do custom work so if you have something in mind let's talk!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Shipping
In stock items generally ship within 24 hours of receiving payment. I will notify you when your order has shipped. The time frame for custom orders is generally 2-4 weeks.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, please contact me. We can make arrangements for the item to be returned and I will gladly refund your money.
Additional policies and FAQs
I make wood covered photo albums, scrapbooks, photo guest books & regular guest books. When requesting a quote please let me know which type of book and the cover design you are interested in. Below is a breakdown of the different cover options.

There are 4 different types of wood books and two different types of bark covered books I offer. Here are examples.

Black Walnut:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThreeTreesBindery?section_id=14547893&ref=shopsection_leftnav_4

Mahogany:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThreeTreesBindery?section_id=14552040&ref=shopsection_leftnav_6

Maple:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThreeTreesBindery?section_id=14552038&ref=shopsection_leftnav_5

Painted Maple:
(the examples of painted maple are all black, but I can use any color)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/199972211/wood-guest-book-personalized-custom?ref=shop_home_active_4

Birch Bark & Dark Bark:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThreeTreesBindery?section_id=14552044&ref=shopsection_leftnav_3


The books can be personalized in different ways. Any of these types of wood can have a stamped nameplate or I can engrave directly in the wood. I can also carve a heart and do the engraving inside the heart. Engraving on either of the bark albums must be done inside a heart or oval. Below are examples.

nameplate:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/107896666/personalized-hand-stamped-metal?ref=shop_home_active_6

engraving directly in wood:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/101501538/unique-guest-book-with-mahogany-wood?ref=shop_home_active_9

engraving in bark:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/183968354/custom-engraved-birch-photo-album-unique?ref=shop_home_active_18

https://www.etsy.com/listing/126993857/custom-bark-photo-album-wedding?ref=shop_home_feat_4

other examples of engraving:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/101501538/unique-guest-book-with-mahogany-wood?ref=shop_home_active_9

https://www.etsy.com/listing/202345550/carved-wedding-guest-book-mahogany-wood?ref=shop_home_active_3

https://www.etsy.com/listing/151613271/engraved-wedding-guest-book-vintage?ref=shop_home_active_5

I can make any of these books in any size up to 10x12 inches with portrait orientation or 10x11.5 with landscape orientation. The thread and spine colors can be customized.

If you decide on a design and size I can give you a price quote.

If you have any questions about anything just let me know.

Thanks & have a fantastic day!