wayneworks

Handcrafted Furniture, Lighting & Home Decor

Dallas, Texas On Etsy since 2013

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wayneworks

Handcrafted Furniture, Lighting & Home Decor

Dallas, Texas | 1,345 Sales

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Note from shop owner Thanks for stopping by!
Wayne Works online shop will be temporarily closed due to an unexpected move but all outstanding orders will be completed ASAP.
Please feel free to message or email me at info [!at] wayneworkstexas.com

Thanks,
Tyler

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 20, 2020

Thanks for stopping by!
Wayne Works online shop will be temporarily closed due to an unexpected move but all outstanding orders will be completed ASAP.
Please feel free to message or email me at info [!at] wayneworkstexas.com

Thanks,
Tyler

Tyler Wayne

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Tyler Wayne

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About wayneworks

Sales 1,345
On Etsy since 2013

Putting Wood to Blade!

Hello there, I’m Tyler Wayne, the craftsman and designer behind Wayne Works.

I’m a born-and-raised Texan with a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering, and I consider myself extremely lucky to be completely self-employed, doing work that I find challenging, interesting and fulfilling.

During my childhood in Austin, TX, I was incessantly building. I started out with Legos, then deconstructed (and never fully re-built) gadgets in my father’s workshop. In 1992, I had my own “business” selling home-built birdhouses door-to-door from my Radio Flyer wagon.

As a teenager, I was obsessed with vintage cars and sound systems, and I would work on anything with an engine. I took on my first real automotive project in July 2004 — a 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7, which I completely restored and still have today.

In 2010, I graduated from SMU with a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering, having completed my Bachelor’s degree the year before, and landed a job at Danaher Tool Group in a hand tool manufacturing plant. The job was both interesting and challenging — an engineer’s dream — and I am very grateful for the learning experiences it provided. I was exposed to the breadth of high volume - high mix manufacturing, from cold form heading and hot form pressing, to CNC mill/lathe/profilating and finish processing. It gave me an invaluable hands-on experience that I still apply to my work today. However, after a while it became quite stressful due to the company struture, and I eventually decided to move into the corporate world.

About a year into my new gig, I realized I was simply not cut out for office life. I was too restless, I didn’t feel like I was being challenged, and I hated sitting still for eight hours every day.

Then, in November 2013, we had a freak snowstorm, and I found myself iced-in for the weekend with two of my best childhood friends. They encouraged me to take a leap of faith, and further explore my skills working with my hands.
So, for the next year, I worked nights and weekends creating small, unique pieces, and selling them on my Etsy shop. Eventually, sales and my creativity grew to the point that I decided I was ready to leave my full-time job (and the corporate world) behind.

I began 2015 with mixed emotions: anxiety over leaving stable employment, but also excitement and passion for the business, the work, and most of all the pieces. I’m committed to doing work that continuously expands and improves my skill as a craftsman, and pushes the boundaries of my creativity. I hope you’ll join me for the ride.

Shop members

  • Tyler

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am a Mechanical Engineer who can't build enough. I enjoy woodworking, metal working, motorcycle and classic car restoration, fishing and all kinds of outdoor activities.

Production partners

  • Bates Embroidery

    Dallas, TX

    Embroiders logo on hats

Shop policies

Last updated on November 19, 2019
Welcome to WayneWorks, your source for a wide range of lighting, home and outdoor decor, and more!

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: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 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
Please read item descriptions carefully. Stocked items can be returned unused and undamaged within 21 days of delivery. Return shipping will be at expense of buyer. A full refund will be given minus initial shipping upon receipt without damage. A 10-25% of item cost fee will be assessed if returned items are damaged as well as for all made to order items.

Custom pieces or custom sized pieces of listings may not be returned.
Payment
We accept credit cards and PayPal.
Shipping
USPS flat rate and UPS Ground are shipping choices of preference. If you need expedited shipping, please message me.