SpudWoodWorks

Wood Blocks, Wood Toys, Wood Crafts, Baby Shower Craft

Gales Ferry, Connecticut · 3117 Sales

SpudWoodWorks

Wood Blocks, Wood Toys, Wood Crafts, Baby Shower Craft

Gales Ferry, Connecticut 3117 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   FREE SHIPPING for all USA customers!

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: 3 - 5 Business 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 +***

Find them all here:
wood blocks, wood toys, wood crafts, baby shower, crafts, blocks, diy crafts, wooden blocks, unfinished wood blocks, baby blocks, baby toys, blocks, diy baby blocks, 3 inch wood blocks, 2.5 inch wood blocks, 2 inch wood blocks, 1.5 inch wood blocks

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 17, 2018

FREE SHIPPING for all USA customers!

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: 3 - 5 Business 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 +***

Find them all here:
wood blocks, wood toys, wood crafts, baby shower, crafts, blocks, diy crafts, wooden blocks, unfinished wood blocks, baby blocks, baby toys, blocks, diy baby blocks, 3 inch wood blocks, 2.5 inch wood blocks, 2 inch wood blocks, 1.5 inch wood blocks

Ethan Harris

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Ethan Harris

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 5 years old! It is amazing to see how much the site has changed over the years and how it has grown in size! The site (designed and maintained by Ethan Harris) was started with approximately 15 or so pages, now the site is streamlined for success with my Etsy shop utilizing powerful new tools made available through Etsy.

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 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 2018 is to do a few things great and improve quality and process.

My main goal is to get back to the core of my business. By doing I have streamlined my product line, website and process to improve quality and turn around time.

The Future:

You can never know what the future might hold. And 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 and I have enjoyed doing so ever since. I enjoy woodworking and I have a passion for creating safe, natural and economically friendly products.

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Last updated on Jun 19, 2018
Frequently asked questions

If I plan to decorate my order with paint, markers or etc, should I get them finished or unfinished?

I always recommend that customers order their purchase with unfinished surfaces to get the best outcome for decorating. The blocks can always be sealed later and this does not affect the smoothness of the surface from sanding.

How long does it normally take to ship an item?

Shipping normally occurs within 3-5 business days. However for upgraded shipping purchases, orders will usually ship within 1-2 business days.

Does Spud Woodworks offer any discounts?

Yes! Please contact us and we will be glad to work with you on discounts per volume.