TUBESandTIMBER

Modern Vases + Air Plant Holders

Tacoma, Washington

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Jake Guadnola

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Jake Guadnola

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About TUBESandTIMBER

Sales 98
On Etsy since 2020

It Starts With A Dahlia...

It starts with a dahlia...and that we can't find a vase. I stumble around Pintrest and futz in my basement, eventually making a test tube vase out of old moulding. My wife loved it. That's creates the spark. The fire ignites with a fight over our kids' allowance.

We have two boys. They were 10 and 7 when we started this venture. We had been giving them a weekly allowance, but it felt pointless. They weren't gaining any meaningful understanding of money. So we stopped. And we started this business during the epic Tacoma snowstorm of 2019. The boys help with everything--from picking the company name to revising the logo, from designing and building to packaging and shipping. Instead of an allowance, they each get 50% of the net profit. Maybe not the best method, but it's pretty rewarding having conversations with your kids about pricing, drill press operation, and material sourcing.

So yea, we're Tacoma through and through, and we're proud to design and craft each and every product by hand in our basement WoodLab. Thanks for checking us out. Hope you like what you see.

- The Guadnola Family (Jake, Stacey, Gus, and Luke)

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  • Jake Guadnola

    Owner, Dad

    This business started as a fun project for the kids. It's turned into something much more. I love making these vases and air plant holders. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy making them!

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