lacunawork

Handmade books from old reclaimed wood.

Torres Vedras, Portugal

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Announcement    Welcome to the world of books with wooden memory.
Here, really old wood and recycled paper create a special space for your words, images, or sketches.
You can find also other unique objects created from pieces of old furniture or local wood.

For the book covers, we use pieces of damaged, antique furniture that have already served for generations and were destined to be burned or chipped.

It is Hana who personalizes the covers with carvings or completes it with authentic accents. Each cover is unique and one of a kind. .
All books she binds using mostly recycled paper as reuse is base of Lacuna's philosophy.

Rúben enjoys creating perfectly crafted, functional pieces like boxes or serving trays out of local wood or fragments of old wood.

Lacuna work is also collaborating with residents of a local organization that helps homeless and socially fragile people. Some of our wooden covers are now being sanded with care and dedication by these men with troubled life history.

See our web page: http://www.lacunawork.com
FOLLOW US here: http://www.facebook.com/lacunawork

COVID 19 update:
For now, the shipping services are working well but with some delays, especially to the US. For this reason, overseas customers are advised to upgrade to Express shipping. Wishing you all love and courage on this journey.

ATTENTION, I´ll be making individual workshops and teach bookmaking here at our studio.
See more at: https://vawaa.com/artists/hana-wood-bookmaking-bookbinding-portugal

Most recent short film about our work
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmJDOufr7Mk


http://www.stylemepretty.com/2012/05/24/santa-barbara-historical-museum-wedding-by-events-by-ashley-w-picotte-weddings/
http://www.stylemepretty.com/california-weddings/2010/11/12/napa-valley-wedding-by-marin-kristine-photography/
http://emicibridal.blogspot.pt/2011/09/albums-with-personality.html
http://emicibridal.blogspot.pt/2011_09_01_archive.html
http://artnlight.blogspot.pt/2010/11/wooden-book-covers-by-lacuna-works.html

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 12, 2021

Welcome to the world of books with wooden memory.
Here, really old wood and recycled paper create a special space for your words, images, or sketches.
You can find also other unique objects created from pieces of old furniture or local wood.

For the book covers, we use pieces of damaged, antique furniture that have already served for generations and were destined to be burned or chipped.

It is Hana who personalizes the covers with carvings or completes it with authentic accents. Each cover is unique and one of a kind. .
All books she binds using mostly recycled paper as reuse is base of Lacuna's philosophy.

Rúben enjoys creating perfectly crafted, functional pieces like boxes or serving trays out of local wood or fragments of old wood.

Lacuna work is also collaborating with residents of a local organization that helps homeless and socially fragile people. Some of our wooden covers are now being sanded with care and dedication by these men with troubled life history.

See our web page: http://www.lacunawork.com
FOLLOW US here: http://www.facebook.com/lacunawork

COVID 19 update:
For now, the shipping services are working well but with some delays, especially to the US. For this reason, overseas customers are advised to upgrade to Express shipping. Wishing you all love and courage on this journey.

ATTENTION, I´ll be making individual workshops and teach bookmaking here at our studio.
See more at: https://vawaa.com/artists/hana-wood-bookmaking-bookbinding-portugal

Most recent short film about our work
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmJDOufr7Mk


http://www.stylemepretty.com/2012/05/24/santa-barbara-historical-museum-wedding-by-events-by-ashley-w-picotte-weddings/
http://www.stylemepretty.com/california-weddings/2010/11/12/napa-valley-wedding-by-marin-kristine-photography/
http://emicibridal.blogspot.pt/2011/09/albums-with-personality.html
http://emicibridal.blogspot.pt/2011_09_01_archive.html
http://artnlight.blogspot.pt/2010/11/wooden-book-covers-by-lacuna-works.html

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About lacunawork

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Books with wooden memory

We transform old quality wood from fragments of old furniture into unique book covers and other beauties.
We live in Portugal and search for fragments of old furniture that are destined for decay or destruction. We give the quality material new life as covers of albums, wedding albums or diaries but also create boxes, hangers or folders. We search to re-use all the charming old elements as keyholes, old sofa leather or broken clock interiors to create a new future for the material with so much memory.

The old wood is each day harder to find but is still enough to have our days filled with a smell of old days and new beginnings.
See short TV document from our studio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmJDOufr7Mk

Interview: https://makesomethingmeaningful.org/creative-people-hana-perinova/?fbclid=IwAR0RHC3rU5uoTyvnyp-Uke6NbWsNlj_ynResvemRLvNDmuqki2j-1CfYoX0

More about the process: http://www.ahandmadecottage.com/2014/06/our-wedding-album-handmade-by-lacuna.html

Shop members

  • Ruben

    Maker, Resolve-everything-man

    Master of detail in exclusive box constuciton.

  • Members of Comunidade Vida e Paz

    Maker

    Lacuna work is now collaborating with residents of local organization that helps homeless and socially fragile people. Some of our wooden covers are now being sanded with care and dedication by these great men.

  • Hana

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    It is Hana who creates the book covers and personalizes them with engravings or completes it with authentic accents. She is the one that responds your e-mails and helps you to create your unique personalized book.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 12, 2021
The concept of Lacuna work is to give new life chance to old quality material from antique furniture, doors or occasionally pieces of local wood. The paper we use is recycled or comes from EFC certified forests.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If you change your mind and if the product is not personalized, you have 14 days to return it to us since reception . Full refund of the purchase price will be issued minus shipping charges. If the item is found to be defective, you will receive a shipping refund as well.
The item will need to be returned to us in an 'as new' condition. Only after receiving the item the cost can be refunded.
FAQ:
Q: My order is marked as "Delivered" but i have not received it, what can i do?
A: Start by contacting us to let us know about the issue and to check the shipping address provided when placing your order.
Please follow also these steps:
- check with the post office;
(all my packages include tracking, contact me if you can't find your package tracking number)
- check with family members, neighbors, conciérge and work colleagues (if shipped to your workplace);
- check your front porch and/or garden
If your package it's still missing and in order to qualify for a refund, you will need to FILE a MISSING MAIL REPORT with the shipping provider, as well as a POLICE REPORT.
Proof of BOTH reports must be provided to us to qualify for the refund.
We will also be filling a Missing Mail Report with both shipping providers.
Payment
If you live outside of EU we can accept PayPal and credit cards as payment. If there is going to be any delay in your payment, please talk to us.
All PayPal transactions are subject to the PayPal Privacy Policy.
Shipping
Our books are made of solid wood so the books turn out to be rather heavy. That results in higher shipping prices.

We usually ship within 3 days of payment unless there is a weekend or a national holiday following the order. The shipping times vary, depending on your location and type of service chosen.

International customers: seller is not responsible for customs duties or import tariffs, taxes, fees or delays caused by customs. Please contact your local customs agency to receive info on additional charges your country may have when the package reaches you (varies country to country). The seller is not responsible for a delay in delivery.
Additional policies and FAQs
We work with reclaimed, old material and so each item is unique and may present marks of time and use. The character of wood varies from piece to piece.
The book covers are treated with bee´s wax and may need some care over time - just like any wooden furniture or not varnished wooden item.