woodZwayz

Rustic art, furniture & decor for home, cabin, cottage.

Kremmling, Colorado · 805 Sales

woodZwayz

Rustic art, furniture & decor for home, cabin, cottage.

Kremmling, Colorado 805 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Now's the time to update your home furnishings with a modern wood piece! Log end tables and coffee tables, contemporary log lamps, wood center pieces, rough lumber tables, beds and more....

woodZwayz is an artist / artisan shop located in Kremmling, CO, offering contemporary wood art and furnishings, cabin and lodge decor, wood carvings, chainsaw carvings, and fine art by Mark Allen Mahorney.

For more about woodZwayz and what we do: www.woodzwayz.com
Like us on Facebook, see our latest creations: www.facebook.com/woodzwayz
or www.facebook.com/markmahorney
Peruse Instagram pics, highlights of our work: www.instagram.com/woodzwayz

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 7, 2017

Now's the time to update your home furnishings with a modern wood piece! Log end tables and coffee tables, contemporary log lamps, wood center pieces, rough lumber tables, beds and more....

woodZwayz is an artist / artisan shop located in Kremmling, CO, offering contemporary wood art and furnishings, cabin and lodge decor, wood carvings, chainsaw carvings, and fine art by Mark Allen Mahorney.

For more about woodZwayz and what we do: www.woodzwayz.com
Like us on Facebook, see our latest creations: www.facebook.com/woodzwayz
or www.facebook.com/markmahorney
Peruse Instagram pics, highlights of our work: www.instagram.com/woodzwayz

Mark and Christine Mahorney

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Mark and Christine Mahorney

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About

Carving out a living through a bad economy.

Mark started the business carving what we call "stump jobs" - people who had tree stumps on their property and wanted them made into art. He made extra money by carving small items in our backyard and taking them to fairs and other events. Carving in the backyard was becoming frowned upon by the town and neighbors, so we started looking for work space.

Since work space also meant taking on the expense of rent, we decided we also wanted something that could function as a retail space (even though neither of us had experience managing retail). We were approached by a local businessman who owns what used to be a gas station, and we decided it was just about perfect. We got access to the building August 1, 2011, and opened Labor Day weekend.

We put all of our eggs in this basket and opened a business in one of the worst economies in U.S. history. We're pretty proud that we made it through our first year, and are continuing to make bigger and better plans for the next ones to come...

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Shop members

  • Mark

    Owner, Maker, Carver

    Mark has been carving professionally for nearly a decade. We opened a retail shop in 2011, which serves as both a work space and "gallery."

  • Christine

    Maker, Owner

    I'm Mark's wife, and I also do much of the sanding and other finish work here at the shop. I quit my corporate job shortly after we opened in the fall of 2011 to help him, and don't regret it! So far I've only suffered one relatively major injury.

Manufacturers

  • A printer that specializes in printing on wood panels

    Riverside, CA, United States

    The process of printing onto wood panels allows me to offer my work in a variety of sizes and to a wider audience at affordable prices, while being analogous to the original wood art.

Shop policies

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Last updated on Feb 23, 2017
Frequently asked questions

What should I do if my package arrives damaged?

We ship heavy, awkward items. Sometimes, damage happens during shipping. If your package arrives and there are obvious signs of damage (torn or shredded corners, punctures in the cardboard), please take lots of pictures of the package before you open it. After opening, please take additional pictures, and send all that information to us. From there, we'll work together to solve the problem, whether it's walking you through minor repairs, or sending it back to us for repair or replacement.

Can I request an expedited ship by date?

At any given time, we have 30 orders in our work queue. We do our best to work through them in order, and meet wedding deadlines, in particular. If you must have your item by a certain date - that date MUST be approved by us in advance of your purchase. If you buy an item that has a 6-8 week processing time, and then message us to tell us you need in two weeks, the odds aren't in your favor.
Also, please understand that we make these products with our hands and a small assortment of power tools from TREES. It's not easy. It's dirty. Equipment breaks. Carving a bear takes a very static amount of time, as do all our other products. Wishing a saw to work faster hasn't worked for us thus far.

How do you ship?

For many items, we use FedEx or UPS Ground. Some larger items, however, must be transported by freight.

Unlike Ground service, freight can be unpredictable. We live and work in a rural mountain area, and many freight companies only pick up a few days a week. Because our items are classified as LTL (Less Than Truckload), they will typically sit in various cities waiting for a full truckload.

If your item is shipped by freight, we'll provide you with a BOL (Bill of Lading) to assist with tracking - some companies offer more details than others.

Regardless of how your item ships, buyers must recognize that the typical time Etsy allots for shipping rarely applies in our case. Our items are big, awkward, and heavy.

Can I get pictures of my item(s) before they ship?

We do not provide pictures of items prior to shipping. Our items are custom made - meaning that, when you purchase, it is yours. We don't provide pictures for buyers to "approve" their item prior to it shipping.

What kind of wood do you use?

We primarily use lodgepole pine in two different forms:

1. Rough-sawn lumber. We source our wood from a local mill that still uses an old fashioned circle saw. The circle saw marks are distinct, add to our products' rustic charm, and are reminiscent of reclaimed barn wood.

2. Raw lodgepole logs. We use dead-standing lodgepole pine, also known as "blue stain pine." The very light pine has a distinct blue stain - a byproduct of the mountain pine beetle, which has ravaged Rocky Mountain forests.

We very rarely use aspen or douglas fir.

Is your wood kiln dried?

No. Because - at 7,000 feet above sea level in an arid mountain climate, the moisture content of our wood is typically lower than that of Midwestern or Southern wood that has been dried with a kiln.

What type of sealer do you use?

Most of our indoor products are protected with a water-based polyurethane. It preserves the colors of the wood (many sealers we've tried turn the blue stain black), and gives the relatively soft wood a hard shell.

Outdoor products and carvings are sealed with an oil-based SPAR varnish, which provides UV and weather protection.

Will my product crack? (or... My product is cracking?@!?#?@$?@)

The short answer: Yes.
Recognize that our products are wood. Wood is organic. It "breathes." When its outer layers are removed either ground off for a log table, or carved off for a bear, the wood underneath will expand and move.

We make rustic products from logs and rough sawn lumber. There will be imperfections and natural cracking. If you will be bothered by this, we humbly suggest you don't purchase our product.

Will my product arrive by (Christmas / Easter / My Mom's Birthday / My Wedding....)

As mentioned in the answer to expedited ship dates - we work through orders in order. We do our best to meet special dates, though, we don't make Christmas presents. Let us repeat: We don't make Christmas presents.

In November and December, our order queue spikes to about 70 orders on average.

It is just the two of us.
Products are made by hand.

We manage orders by Ship By dates. To reiterate: If you want your product by a certain time, or you have a firm deadline, it MUST be approved by us in advance of your purchase.

I noticed after purchasing that my ship date is several weeks out, or You updated my ship date to longer than I want to wait, can I get a full refund?

Per our shop policies, we do not accept cancellations or refunds. At our discretion, any refunds we opt to give are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. In other words, in the unlikely event we opt to issue a refund, you will get 75% of the purchase price back plus the full shipping fee.