SpudWoodWorks

Wooden Blocks, Toys, Crafts & More

Connecticut, United States · 2226 Sales

SpudWoodWorks

Wooden Blocks, Toys, Crafts & More

Connecticut, United States 2226 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   FREE SHIPPING for all USA customers! Also, Save 10% on ALL items by shopping at WWW.SPUDWOODWORKS.COM

Spud Woodworks brings you all natural wood products that are affordable while chemical and toxin free! So rest assured that our products are safe for playtime!

CURRENT TURNAROUND TIME FOR ALL ORDERS: 1 - 3 Days.
All items are handmade to order and all orders ship Flat Rate. If you need a rush order please contact me first, I will be happy to work with you. Thank you!

***All Toys are recommended for ages 2 +***

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 13, 2016

FREE SHIPPING for all USA customers! Also, Save 10% on ALL items by shopping at WWW.SPUDWOODWORKS.COM

Spud Woodworks brings you all natural wood products that are affordable while chemical and toxin free! So rest assured that our products are safe for playtime!

CURRENT TURNAROUND TIME FOR ALL ORDERS: 1 - 3 Days.
All items are handmade to order and all orders ship Flat Rate. If you need a rush order please contact me first, I will be happy to work with you. Thank you!

***All Toys are recommended for ages 2 +***

Ethan Harris

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Ethan Harris

Wooden Toy Wand
US$19.99
Wooden Toy Sword, The Blade of Eoghan.
US$19.99
Montessori Learning Cylinder Blocks!
US$19.99
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About

A Small Start to make a Big Difference

Spud's Mission:

Our mission is to provide natural wooden products that serve as an alternative to plastics and other materials (that can contain lead, toxins and other chemicals that are detrimental to the environment and health) while lowering the cost of doing so.

We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy healthy, sustainable and high quality toys, blocks, crafts and more! That's why we will always be committed to providing our products at an affordable price to all of our customers around the world.

In the Past

A small start

When I started out with my business, I pieced together my workshop from old pallet wood pieces and scrap that I found. I even went to the extreme and made my own table saw by affixing my circular saw upside down on a table I made out of pallet wood.

Before I had opened my business I spent much of my time working with pallet wood as a means of learning new skills and techniques while not spending much at all to do it. If you would like, you can read about my pallet crafting time on my blog: Pallet Craft.

Overtime, my business started to grow, and so did my need for upgraded, precision tools.

What's in a name?

You may be wondering, what is Spud and where did the name come from?

Well as a young irish (among other things) lad I grew up disliking pototatoes to the point of utter disdain. However as I grew older (and got married) I soon learned to enjoy them.

That's not a great reason for the name so I have another!

There is fascinating hand tool called the bark spud that was and (in some cases) is still used to remove bark from logs before use.

In the end, I really like the name of Spud and it has grown on me... pun intended...

A year for growth: 2013

In 2013, my focus was on upgrading my tool's to become more precise in my work and to expand my product line. This was a great success as I purchased many new tools and expanded my product line to roughly 50 new items. I finished out the year learning how to run a business during my very first Christmas season, and it was crazy!

The birth of Spudwoodworks.com!

Spudwoodworks.com was launched in June of 2013 and is now 1 year old! It is amazing to see how much the site has changed over a year and grown in size! The site (designed and maintained by Ethan Harris) was started with approximately 15 or so pages, now the site has grown to over 100 pages and the designs are sharper and bring the customers the information they need and the shopping expierience they desire.

Take a look at how spudwoodworks.com's home page first looked when we first launched in 2013. First Edition

Growth at a fast pace! A look at 2014

2014 was a whirlwind of surprise and really tested Spud Woodworks ability to handle new growth, and handle it we did! We now operate out of a 2 door garage (farewell open air carport!) and have expanded the tools to a new level. In 2014 we really focused on making our current products better than ever while finishing out out product line of toy blocks.

More Transition in 2015

A new home to live, shop to work, products to make and truck to drive. My efforts in 2015 were much of the same; create, expand and improve. My family moved into a lovely home in Southeast Connecticut and with that went my shop. I looked for new product ideas to expand my product line and I am very excited for some new products that should be ready in 2016. I also purchased a truck to help me in my endeavers.

Check out my Facebook and Twitter pages to see some of my 2015 projects and photos as well as to see any updates from Spud Woodworks

Presently:

Spud Woodworks goal in 2016 is to diversify and expand my product lines as well as raise sales from the previous year.

My main goal is to expand my toys selection, puzzles and peg doll play sets over the course of the year and complete this by mid summer with much of the work taking place over the spring and early summer months.

While some of these products may still in the planning stage, I can see them coming together in the near future.

The Future:

You can never know what the future might hold. However that won't keep me from making plans for where I want to take Spud going forward.

As a goal, I would like to better manage incoming orders and their turnaround time, as well as lower shipping costs overseas.

As a secondary future goal, I want to someday be self employed and work solely on Spud Woodworks. I have set the mark for that goal and I want to work towards that yearly.

Who knows, time will tell whether my current plans will come true or if they change into something different. All I know is that Spud Woodworks is on a journey, and I will be hitching a ride.

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  • Ethan Harris

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, CEO

    I am a husband, a father and a woodworker. I started my small business in 2012 in hopes to begin what could be a future in woodworking for myself. I enjoy woodworking and I have a passion for creating safe, natural and economically friendly products.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 13, 2016
Welcome to Spud Wood Works! Please browse my growing selection of all natural wood products! Spud is committed to providing chemical and toxin free products for you and your family.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Paypal and direct checkout payments are accepted. All taxes are applied to the listed price at checkout, returns are accepted, but the buyer pays shipping.
Shipping
Currently, shipping is provided free to the customer. However in the case that a customer pays for extra shipping services, then the following will apply.

Standard flat rate shipping via USPS is used for all items to United States of America except for when it is cheaper to ship by weight. FedEx is also used a the free shipping method. Spudwoodworks.com does not ship outside of the United States of America. The buyer always pays return shipping unless otherwise noted.
Refunds and Exchanges
A refund will be processed when the item is returned in the quantity and condition it was recieved. However, the buyer always pays return shipping unless otherwise noted and this is not refunded. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns.
Additional policies and FAQs
Spud Woodworks Terms and Conditions, Policies and Warnings

Terms and Conditions of Use

1. Terms

By accessing this Etsy Shop, you are agreeing to be bound by these Etsy Shop Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this Etsy shop are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

2. Use License

Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on Spud Woodworks's Etsy shop for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
modify or copy the materials;
use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Spud Woodworks's Etsy shop;
remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.
This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Spud Woodworks at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.
3. Disclaimer

The materials on Spud Woodworks's Etsy shop are provided "as is". Spud Woodworks makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Spud Woodworks does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet Etsy shop or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

4. Limitations

In no event shall Spud Woodworks or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Spud Woodworks's Internet site, even if Spud Woodworks or a Spud Woodworks authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

5. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on Spud Woodworks's Etsy shop could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Spud Woodworks does not warrant that any of the materials on its Etsy shop are accurate, complete, or current. Spud Woodworks may make changes to the materials contained on its Etsy shop at any time without notice. Spud Woodworks does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

6. Links

Spud Woodworks has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet Etsy shop and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Spud Woodworks of the site. Use of any such linked Etsy shop is at the user's own risk.

7. Site Terms of Use Modifications

Spud Woodworks may revise these terms of use for its Etsy shop at any time without notice. By using this Etsy shop you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

8. Governing Law

Any claim relating to Spud Woodworks's Etsy shop shall be governed by the laws of the State of Connecticut without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

General Terms and Conditions applicable to Use of a Etsy shop.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.

Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.

Return Policy

A refund will be processed when the item is returned in the quantity and condition it was recieved. However, the buyer always pays return shipping unless otherwise noted and this is not refunded. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns.

Shipping Policy

Currently, shipping is provided free to the customer. However in the case that a customer pays for extra shipping services, then the following will apply.

Standard flat rate shipping via USPS is used for all items to United States of America except for when it is cheaper to ship by weight. FedEx is also used a the free shipping method. Spudwoodworks.com does not ship outside of the United States of America. The buyer always pays return shipping unless otherwise noted.

Product Liability and Warning

Spud Woodworks is hereby not liable for any after market substances added to our product such as paint, other finishes etc. Any products under 1.5 inch in diameter and below are not recomended for children under the age of 3 years as there could be a chance for a choking hazard or worse to occur if the object were placed into a childs mouth that could constrict airflow. For safety please adhere to the following safety precautions.

Do not allow the products to be placed inside of any mouth to prevent choking.
Do not set fire to the products, these products are made from wood and could burn and cause damage, harm and injury.
Do not alter the blocks by cutting or altering them in size, this could cause a significant choking hazard.