Chester, South Carolina · 1209 Sales



Chester, South Carolina 1209 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

WoodExpressions is taking a short break


Note from shop owner We will be closed for vacation July 15- Aug 15. Have a nice summer.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 15, 2018

We will be closed for vacation July 15- Aug 15. Have a nice summer.

Reginald and Sheila

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Reginald and Sheila


A load of maple wood , all cut up into bowl blanks, ready to be turned.
Here you can see the beavers doing our work for us. This is a sweet gum tree that they cut down and we made some cake stands and bowls out of the wood.


Inspired by Nature

I began working with wood making furniture and toys when the grandkids came along. About twelve years ago, I started wood turning after going to a wood turning show in North Carolina and have been hooked ever since. Most of the wood I turn is from firewood, local trees that have fallen or were damaged by a storm.

Wood turning is a creative outlet for me after working all week in Bridge Construction. I can’t wait to pick up a piece of wood and see what the end result will be. The grain, knots, cracks and splitting all determine what will emerge. Most of the bowls and plates are oiled, waxed and buffed making them safe to be used for food. Vases, boxes and decorative items may have several coats of lacquer to get a high sheen. I use a variety of finishes but the wood used ultimately determines the finish.

After attending another wood turning show, I was inspired to begin adding decorative texturing and dye to some of my pieces for a more attractive end result.

One of the highlights of our business has been being featured in Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine, they were looking for a handmade cake stand and found ours listed online. Of course we were thrilled to see our ash cake stand in Martha Stewart Weddings magazine! Plus Sarah Engler, an editor with Martha Stewart’s Whole Living site, bought one of our walnut cake stands for her own wedding and featured it in an article about her green wedding! 2014 our Saplted Maple cake stand was feature in Fine Cooking Oct/Nov Issue and one of our small walnut cake stand was feature in a thanksgiving rustic dinnerware article in Cottages and Bungalow magazine.

I'm a member of AAW( American Association of Woodturners)

We also can be found on:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wood-Expressions/140311692689115 https://www.pinterest.com/WoodenStands/

Shop members

  • Reginald Stanley

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Wood turning is a creative outlet for me, it allowed me total freedom to express my self in a wood form, some good and some not so good.

  • Sheila Stanley

    Shop Administer And Photographer

Shop policies

Last updated on December 10, 2015
Welcome to my shop, I will try to make your shopping experience as pleasurable and hassle free as possible. If you have any question please feel free to contact me.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges

If you need to return any item, please do so within 7-days after you received it. All refunds will be given for the cost of the item less any shipping after the item is returned undamaged. Please email me first.All returns must be shipped pre-paid unless prior arrangements are made with us. We do recommend that you package the items securely, insure your package and send it via a trackable carrier such as FedEx, Priority Mail and/or UPS. We are not responsible for lost or damaged shipments being returned to us.
We accept both PayPal payments plus Direct Checkout with your chosen credit card. If you have any questions, please contact me.
To all International customers that are interested, please contact me with your zip code, so I may quote you an exact amount on shipping. Thank you

I usually ship within one or two days of cleared payment. I prefer to ship via USPS Priority Mail . If you prefer another method, please let me know at time of purchase. If the item is larger, I may choose another method such as UPS Ground. If you need a rush shipment let me know at the time of purchase. Shipping costs will increase accordingly for rush shipments. I will combine shipping >