WoodDucksAndMore

Wood Ducks And More

Kentucky, United States · 19 Sales

WoodDucksAndMore

Wood Ducks And More

Kentucky, United States 19 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Welcome to Wood Ducks And More! Here you will find a selection of hand carved traditionally styled waterfowl and shorebird decoys. All of my decoys are carved in the "traditional" way - no carved feather detail and simple paint schemes. My decoys are made from wood, cork or stretched canvas over a wire frame.

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Welcome to Wood Ducks And More! Here you will find a selection of hand carved traditionally styled waterfowl and shorebird decoys. All of my decoys are carved in the "traditional" way - no carved feather detail and simple paint schemes. My decoys are made from wood, cork or stretched canvas over a wire frame.

Keep in touch and up to date:
www.facebook.com/WoodDucksAndMore

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Anonymous on Dec 21, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful!! LOVE IT. Just as beautiful as the photograph. I can't wait to give this gift.

Anonymous on Feb 22, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Great for my collection... Thanks !!!

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Last updated on February 18, 2011
Welcome to Wood Ducks And More! Here you will find a selection of hand carved traditional styled waterfowl and shorebird decoys. All of my decoys are carved in the "traditional" way - no carved feather detail and simple paint schemes. My decoys are made from wood, cork or stretched canvas over a wire frame.
The waterfowl decoy is an uniquely American art form, going back to the Native Americans using mud lumps with stick heads and reed decoys. Early settlers quickly learned that using decoys brought waterfowl to them instead of having to chase after the waterfowl. The duck decoy as we know it was soon invented. Early decoy makers used what they had available to make decoys. In areas where shipwrecks were common beach combed wood from mast poles was frequently turned into decoys. In other areas of the eastern shore where wood was less easy to come by scrap canvas from sacks or sails was stretched over a wire frame to make a ducks likeness.
Of course in this modern age decoys are mainly made out of plastic and mass produced in factories, which is why I prefer to make them from natural materials, one at a time.
I try to use recycled materials when possible. Bottom boards and backbones of canvas decoys and shorebird silhouettes are often cut from scrap wood I find. If possible I use canvas from old bags, but useable scrap canvas is hard to come by. If recycled materials are used in a decoy I will state so in the item description. On decoys with keels, the keel is made out of scrap composite deck boards salvaged from construction sites. This material is definitely not traditional, but it is dense enough to work as a keel without the addition of toxic lead. The departure from tradition is worth it in this case. For the same reason I do not use paints that contain toxic heavy metal pigments.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Other Method
Payment
PayPal is my preferred payment method as it is quick and very safe for both the buyer and the seller. I will also accept money orders if you do not wish to use PayPal. Payment is due within 10 days of purchasing an item. Kentucky residents will have an additional 6% sales tax added to all sales totals.
Shipping
All US orders will be shipped by insured USPS Priority mail with tracking and a delivery confirmation. This has been the best way to ship items within the US that I have found.
International orders are welcome and will be shipped either Air Mail First Class or Air Mail Priority depending on the size of the order and the cost. Note that most of my items are sold with US shipping included. International customers will be responsible for paying the difference between US and international shipping rates and any tariffs or duties.
Refunds and Exchanges
If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase please let me know. I will work something out with you whether it is a refund or exchange.
In the event an item arrives damaged please let me know and your post office know. All items will be sent USPS insured, so if it gets to you broken the USPS should cover it. I have not had problems with items being broken and try to pack such that it will not happen. All items will also be sent with delivery confirmation so if the item does not arrive the USPS should again cover it. I have shipped thousands of packages USPS and they have never lost one so I do not foresee this as being a problem.