RustedPulchritude

Hand Carved Wooden Spoons // Wares // Art

Ellsworth, Maine On Etsy since 2014

Top shop for gifts.

A buyer bought a gift from this shop and gave it a 5-star review!

RustedPulchritude

Hand Carved Wooden Spoons // Wares // Art

Ellsworth, Maine | 546 Sales

Announcement    Hi there! We're Deirdre and Aaron, the creative minds behind Rusted Pulchritude. Welcome to our shop!

All of our wooden pieces are created by hand from natural and reclaimed materials in our wonky restored 1900's barn in rural Downeast Maine.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @rustedpulchritude for a behind-the-scenes look at our creative process and woodshop.

Find out more about us and our work on our website: rustedpulchritude.com

Or EMAIL us at rustedpulchritude(a)gmail.com

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 22, 2019

Hi there! We're Deirdre and Aaron, the creative minds behind Rusted Pulchritude. Welcome to our shop!

All of our wooden pieces are created by hand from natural and reclaimed materials in our wonky restored 1900's barn in rural Downeast Maine.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @rustedpulchritude for a behind-the-scenes look at our creative process and woodshop.

Find out more about us and our work on our website: rustedpulchritude.com

Or EMAIL us at rustedpulchritude(a)gmail.com

Items

No items listed at this time
    Deirdre and Aaron

    Contact shop owner

    Deirdre and Aaron

    Reviews

    No reviews in the last year
    See reviews that mention:
    quality 16 shipping 37 customer service 22

    About RustedPulchritude

    Sales 546
    On Etsy since 2014

    Handmade in the Woods of Downeast Maine

    Hi there!

    We're Deirdre and Aaron, the creative minds behind Rusted Pulchritude.

    ⚒️

    We're two New Yorkers who moved to naturally rugged Downeast Maine where we create our handmade wabi sabi wooden products in a wonky 1800's horse barn. We live and work with our adopted pitbull Bella at our side.

    We specialize in using natural and salvaged materials in our work, which we collect personally. We carve spoons, shrinkpots, and bowls by hand from locally collected green wood using traditional handcarving techniques. Much of the green wood we use is storm-felled or collected from local tree-trimming operations. All of our boho cabinets, shelves, birdhouses, and decor are made by hand using reclaimed wood and other upcycled materials.

    We thoroughly enjoy using bygone production techniques in our work. We create and carry out our concepts both individually and together collaboratively.

    Thank you for stopping by! Find us on Instagram @rustedpulchritude for a behind-the-scenes look at our creative process, or keep up with us by subscribing to our occasional emails here: http://eepurl.com/deGcx5

    rustedpulchritude (a) gmail.com

    ⚒️

    Shop members

    • Aaron

      Owner, Creator, Designer

      In the past, Aaron built handmade steel bicycle frames and renovated antique houses. He enjoys peeking in every dumpster he sees, woodworking, vegan junk food, rescued pitbulls, and creating just about anything!

    • Deirdre

      Owner, Creator, Photographer

      Deirdre loves knitting, long hikes, the ocean, and things that bring out the fuggedaboutit New Yorker in her. In a previous life, she studied photography and traditional printmaking techniques.

    • Bella

      Assistant

      Bella joined our family in 2013, after being adopted from NYC Animal Care and Control. Ever since, she's been the official snuggle-bug and wood tensile strength tester.

    Shop policies

    More information

    Last updated on Sep 21, 2017
    Frequently asked questions
    How do your shelves hang? What type of hardware is included?

    We use flush mount hangers for our larger shelves, which are simple gravity-held interlocking pieces of metal where one attaches to the wall and one attaches to the shelf using screws. Most of our shelves use 2-3 pairs of these hangers, and half will come already attached to the shelf-side. Each piece measures 1 1/2" by 1 3/4".

    For our smaller corner shelves, we use keyhole hangers.

    We recommend hanging our shelves on at least one wall stud, when possible.

    50# Drywall anchors are included with each shelf. Depending on the material your wall is made from (plaster, brick, wood, etc) you may need a different type of anchor, which are not included.

    We include hardware, screws, drywall anchors, and hanging instructions with every shelf.

    Gift wrapping and packaging

    We offer gift wrapping on certain smaller items and can always include a card and exclude an invoice if need be. Please leave a request note when checking out or send us a message before ordering.

    Wooden Spoon Care

    Hand wash only • Avoid prolonged soaking • Rub with food-grade linseed (flax), walnut, or tung oil when needed

    I like an individual item in your shop, but I want to order an additional or multiples that are similar or the same. Is that possible?

    Yes! Some of the individual items for sale in our shop can easily be turned into larger custom sets. Please send us a message with which item you're interested in and any additional details, and we'll see what we can do! Some items are very unique and can't be replicated exactly, but can be included as part of a larger set of similarly designed items.

    Custom and personalized orders

    Please send us a message if you'd like a custom or personalized order. We commit to them on a per-order basis.

    Once a design, time frame, and price are agreed upon you will receive an invoice which must be pre-paid before we will begin production. We send periodic updates during the creative process, and will send a final confirmation for your approval before shipment.

    Custom order designs can not be altered after production has started. Minor alterations may be requested.

    Wholesale availability

    We accept wholesale orders on certain items, and also do custom wholesale orders. View our current linesheet here: https://www.etsy.com/guest-pass/e05c67a9662a5ec28f87c02e