Lorgie :: custom wood guest books : albums : portfolios

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Note from shop owner Due to Covid-related supply chain shortages in Australia, we're taking a quick break to stock take materials and ensure we can continue with production over this busy period. Thanks for your patience.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jan 17, 2022

Due to Covid-related supply chain shortages in Australia, we're taking a quick break to stock take materials and ensure we can continue with production over this busy period. Thanks for your patience.

Kamma Spring

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About lorgie

Sales 25,449
On Etsy since 2010

We make books from wood, out of our workshop between the hills and the sea in Gordon, Australia.

Our range of bespoke timber books have found homes on every continent (bar Antarctica : we're working on it), and they serve a multitude of purposes. They've been wedding guest books, engagement presents, anniversary gifts, birthday albums, retirement presents. They have commemorated lives well lived, and celebrated life just begun. Hidden 'will you marry me' engravings have heralded the beginnings of new lives lived together. Couples have returned years later to order baby books to match their wedding albums. Graduates have carried our portfolios to their first interviews, and thanked us for the boost in confidence we provided. Our books can be found at cellar doors, cafes, creative workshops and airbnb homes. Each book begins life in a careful collaboration between us and our customers.

You can find us on Instagram as @lorgie_


Lorgie began as a means of facilitating a more independent, creative, flexible and fulfilling life - inspired by the short and brilliant life of our girl Ruby. Lorgie [lor-gee] is a word that came from her.

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  • Kamma Spring

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    lives half her life covered in sawdust, the other half covered in small boys. leaves a fluttering trail of overly-ambitious and subsequently abandoned to-do lists in her wake.

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Last updated on Mar 19, 2017
Frequently asked questions
How does the proofing process work?

I will send a black+white cover design based on the information provided to me in the order/checkout process. This proof will be sent through the internal Etsy message system NOT via email.

I'm happy to make adjustments to these proofs to ensure that all parties are satisfied with the final product, however after three proofs additional charges may be incurred for any further design changes.

How are the books made?

Lorgie is the original Etsy seller of engraved timber + screw post bound books. Sadly, our designs are now being widely replicated. However ordering with us ensures you will receive a genuinely high quality product.

Our books are made with timber veneered board, selected for strength and resistance to warping. The books are sanded and finished with a VOC free eco varnish, this gives the books a satin feel and to protect it over time.

The books have a double hinged front and back cover for maximum flexibility and the screw post binding method allows the pages of the book to be removed and refilled.

The 6x9" and 8.5x12" books, as well as the A5 and A4 portfolios, ship with a cotton drawstring bag.

How does custom image engraving work?

I am happy to engrave your own image - such as wedding or personal logos. Please supply a high resolution black and white digital file via the Etsy message system. JPEG and PDF files are best and the image should have clear lines with little to no shading. Photos can't be used.

To engrave a logo or image supplied by you : https://www.etsy.com/listing/162340886/engrave-my-wedding-logo-please

To engrave an image created or sourced specifically for you, at your request : https://www.etsy.com/listing/181179824/could-you-engrave-a-on-my-book-please

What is your production time?

Production time is up to 14 days:
- Digital design proofs will be sent within 3 days of the order being placed.
- Items will be shipped within 7-10 days from the date in which the design proof has been approved by the customer.
- Proofs must be approved before production begins

What are the shipping times?

We ship from Australia.
Items will be sent by normal post unless the express post upgrade has been purchased https://www.etsy.com/listing/119752389/express-shipping

Estimated delivery times are as follows:

Australian Domestic Shipping || Express Shipping:
4-7 days || 1-3 days

International Shipping || Express Shipping
US: 10-14 days || 4-5 business days
Canada: 14-18 days || 4-6 business days
New Zealand: 7-10 days || 2-4 business days
EU: 14-18 days || 4-6 business days
UK : 12-14 days || 4-5 business days
Hong Kong + Singapore: 10-14 days || 4-5 business days
Everywhere Else: 12-18 days || 5-6 business days

What kind of paper is used?

We use acid free archival paper in our books.

White pages are 110gsm drawing cartridge paper which has a slight texture.
Black pages are 125gsm and smooth