SimplyRootedWoodShop

Skillfully Handcrafted from Locally Reclaimed Wood

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SimplyRootedWoodShop

Skillfully Handcrafted from Locally Reclaimed Wood

84 Sales

Announcement    Welcome to Simply Rooted Woodshop!
We specialise in making unique handmade decorative and useful wood turned items. We source our raw material from reclaimed or salvaged city trees as opposed to obtaining logs from commercial logging operations. This provides a diversity of raw material, and ensures that city/country trees are given a second lease on life. All of the finishes we use are 100% natural, organic and food safe. The combination of using reclaimed wood and 100% natural finishes allows the company to be sustainable and environmentally friendly.

We also love doing custom work. If you have a specific idea or want something made from a tree on your property or specific piece of wood, please contact me and we can start working together.

Please look around our shop. We have many pieces not yet finished, but need a bit of inspiration. If you have an idea in mind that you do not see represented in our shop, please reach out to us. We would be happy to make your vision a reality.

If you live in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, we are willing to arrange a meeting for you to receive your item and save on the shipping. Please let us know prior to your purchase, so we can adjust the shipping costs accordingly.

If you would like to stay connected with us, please follow along with us on our journey:
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SimplyRootedWoodshop
Twitter - @SimplyRootedKW
Instagram - @simplyrootedwoodshop

Please start a conversation with us if you are interested in a custom order. We would love to chat with you!

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 20, 2017

Welcome to Simply Rooted Woodshop!
We specialise in making unique handmade decorative and useful wood turned items. We source our raw material from reclaimed or salvaged city trees as opposed to obtaining logs from commercial logging operations. This provides a diversity of raw material, and ensures that city/country trees are given a second lease on life. All of the finishes we use are 100% natural, organic and food safe. The combination of using reclaimed wood and 100% natural finishes allows the company to be sustainable and environmentally friendly.

We also love doing custom work. If you have a specific idea or want something made from a tree on your property or specific piece of wood, please contact me and we can start working together.

Please look around our shop. We have many pieces not yet finished, but need a bit of inspiration. If you have an idea in mind that you do not see represented in our shop, please reach out to us. We would be happy to make your vision a reality.

If you live in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, we are willing to arrange a meeting for you to receive your item and save on the shipping. Please let us know prior to your purchase, so we can adjust the shipping costs accordingly.

If you would like to stay connected with us, please follow along with us on our journey:
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SimplyRootedWoodshop
Twitter - @SimplyRootedKW
Instagram - @simplyrootedwoodshop

Please start a conversation with us if you are interested in a custom order. We would love to chat with you!

Items

 
Windekind Buteau-Duitschaever

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Windekind Buteau-Duitschaever

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About SimplyRootedWoodShop

Sales 84
On Etsy since 2015

Skillfully handcrafted from locally reclaimed wood.

Our Story
Simply Rooted Woodshop began in 2013 and has grown ever since with retail partners located throughout Canada. Our products are handcrafted with care, integrity and attention to detail, just the way it should be. We believe in creating items that showcase the inherent beauty of the wood, through pleasing and timeless shapes while remaining functional and easy to care for.
We specialize in making salad bowls, both small and large, as well as salt, pepper and spice mills. When time allows, we also make burl bowls and hand carvings. These pieces are more artistic in nature and make great statement pieces. We have also done commission and custom work.

A key to our success is our use of locally sourced native hardwood species such as Walnut, Cherry, Ambrosia Maple and Sugar Maple. We felt the need to partner with an organization that aligned with our values, and that was Ontario Wood. Using Ontario wood is the natural choice as it balances price, durability, functionality and beauty, allowing us to make timeless pieces.

About our Work
Everything we make hinges on using the best available materials, while also ensuring these are sustainably sourced. We have developed wonderful working relationships with local arborist and land managers, ensuring that no tree is specifically cut to make our products. As long as the wood meets our strict quality criteria, we purchase anything from individual logs, to entire truck loads.
We strive to have zero wood waste in our production process. Each log is processed one at a time, and cut to maximize bowl blank production. The ‘waste’ wood from this process is repurposed to make spice mills, salad servers and kitchen implements. Everything left is used as a fuel source for home heating. Even the wood shavings are used as mulch and animal bedding.

From a rough-cut block of wood, we use specialty cutters to cut several bowl blanks of different sizes, wasting as little material as possible. These rough bowl blanks are then kiln dried. Once dry, the bowls are re-cut to final shape, sanded to a smooth finish and oiled to replenish the woods natural oils, making it ready for use.

Our spice mills are processed in much the same way, and are each hand turned to final size, sanded smooth, and then finished. Once complete and inspected, the mechanism is pressed into the wood body and the mill is ready for use.

Wholesale orders welcomed. Please contact me for details.

Custom orders are always welcomed. If you have a tree in your backyard that has fallen, died or will need to be removed for other reasons and would like a memory of that tree, please contact me and I will work with you in the design and making of the piece you would like.

Shop members

  • Windekind Buteau-Duitschaever

    Owner, Creator

    I'm the one that makes all of the pieces you see in the shop. I've been playing around with woodworking and turning since 2013, and quickly fell in love with this creative outlet.

  • Laura Maple

    Photographer, Marketer, Assistant

    I am Windekind's partner-in-DYI. I am the person behind most of the photos, social media and marketing efforts for the shop. I also help with some of the little final touches for our items, such as putting the logo on each piece.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 25, 2017
Thank you for viewing and considering purchasing one of my hand made items on Etsy. We hope it is apparent that we have a profound respect for trees and love being able to recycle this richness into beautiful hand crafted items that will last for years. Our goal is that customers find as much joy in the item they purchased as we have had making it.

We hope you enjoy the items on my shop. If you are looking for something particular or would like a custom item, please feel free to convo if you have ANY questions.

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 and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept 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)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I want you to love the item you purchased and I try to give as much detail in the item description and through the pictures to ensure that what you see is what you get. If for some reason you do not love your purchase, please contact me within 24 hours of receiving it so that we can work something out.

If you do decide to return the item, contact me within 24 hours of receipt. The item must be in its original packaging and condition. Items damaged in shipping will not be refunded. Return shipping expense is the responsibility of the buyer.

Damage claims must be taken up with the shipping carrier. If the item arrives damaged, please take photos, keep the original packaging so that an insurance claim can be made. All items are insured which will cover the cost of the item if damage does occur. The damaged item should only be disposed off when the claim process is complete. I will work with you to ensure that everything is to your satisfaction.
Payment
Major credit cards and Etsy gifts cards are accepted through Etsy Direct Checkout.
If no payment is received and I cannot contact you within 5 days, I will cancel the order.
Shipping
I ship throughout Canada and the United States. For shipping elsewhere in the world, please contact me and I would be happy to provide you with an estimated shipping cost.

All items will be shipped through Canada post regular/expresspost mail and will include a tracking number. Items will be insured for the cost of the product purchased and will include delivery notification. If you need it shipped by another carrier, there may be additional charges.

Shipping rates within Canada are calculated based me shipping the item to Victoria, BC from Waterloo, Ontario. Shipping rates for US customers are based on me shipping the item to Texas from Waterloo, Ontario. Depending on your location, shipping rates will be less than what is quoted. If you would like to know the exact shipping costs for an item, please feel free to contact me.

If you need a faster delivery than Canada Post expresspost mail or would like a tracking number, please convo me to see options and pricing.

Once a purchase is paid and cleared, the item will ship within 3-5 business days, unless otherwise stated in the listing.

I will email you to let you know that your item has been dropped off at the post office and is on its way.

For international buyers, packages may take 1-3 weeks to arrive due to potential delays at customs. Insurance, import fees and taxes will be paid by the purchaser.

Finally, if you are a local buyer and are interested in scheduling a pick up in the Kitchener-Waterloo region, please message me and I will be happy to refund your shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
I love playing around with new designs and ideas. If you are interested in exploring an item or type of wood you don't see, message me so we can talk about a custom order. Please keep in mind that wood takes some time to work with, so custom orders may or may not have a quick turnaround time (depending on my inventory).

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