Unique Wood Photo Album, Journal + Dandelion, Artist Portfolio, Large Custom Personalized Wood Book, Unique Gift Idea, Personalize Wood Book


Custom handmade wooden journal / album with dandelion and personalized engraving

This handmade wooden album / journal is crafted to order from hand cut, sanded, and stained wooden sheets. Each piece of wood is carefully and artistically stained using a layering technique to give it a unique dark rustic look. Genuine cowhide leather is rubbed with mink oil to bring out a nice leathery smell and is formed into the spine of the book. Once the book cover has been made, a dandelion is laser engraved into it and your names and wedding date, or a personal message can be engraved into the cover.

Each book comes with your choice of cardstock, cardstock overlaid with clear acid free album sheets, or archival quality acid free 8.5" X 11" photo sleeves. This book is made to have very rustic look and can be made to hold a large number of pages while opening flat. This custom book is made with a hinged back cover so the pages lay flat when the book is opened for better viewing.


Page Option Details:

Premium acid free cardstock
- The pages are hand creased premium heavyweight cardstock that will not degrade your photos, writing, or artwork over time.
This is a good option for a guest book, journal, or sketchbook. To select this option choose “cardstock” in the page options drop-down menu.

Premium cardstock with archival quality clear plastic over each page
- This option includes alternating pages of premium cardstock (described above) and clear archival plastic sheets (every second page is clear plastic). This option makes it easy to access the cardstock to write on or adjust photos, but still adds a layer of protection when viewing the contents of the book. Both the cardstock and the plastic are acid free/archival quality and will not degrade your photos, writing, or artwork over time.
This is a great option for guest books, poetry books, sketchbooks where smudging may be an issue, photo albums, or any book where easy access to delicate archival material is ideal. To select this option choose “cardstock/clear”.

“album pages”
Clear archival quality acid free photo pockets
- This option includes scrapbook style photo pockets (one large pocket encasing premium heavyweight cardstock). These clear pockets are inserted with off-white cardstock and they are ideal for photo albums, baby books, scrapbooks, and archival of any delicate material. To select this option, choose “album pages”.
Photo pockets can be used in wedding guest books if you plan to add pictures to/and it or the pages are being filled out then added to the book at a later time, otherwise this option is not recommended for guest books. Removing the cardstock from the protective sleeves and then re-inserting it can make signing your guest book a hassle.

If you have any questions about the page options above, or you would like to request a different kind of paper to fill your book with, please send me a message. I am happy to answer any questions.

Alternative page options:
Specialty paper such as artist paper, premium rich-black cardstock, or torn edge pages are also available. Please send me a message to inquire about these options.

I can add a customized engraving to the front and/or back cover of this book for you or I can leave it plain if you would like. Check out my other listings for alternate font options. Send me a message to inquire about different staining options and metal and leather embellishments. You can take a look at my other listings to get a sense of what pieces I have available for corners and latches and what the leather and metal hinges look like. Send me a message describing what you would like and if I can make it for you, I will create you a custom listing. If You don't have any special requests just send me a message in checkout telling me what you would like engraved on your book. Don't forget to choose your font and hinges :)

I take bulk orders (2-20+), just send me a message to make arrangements.

The word 'wisdom' that appears on the back cover. Wisdom is my last name and my way of signing (or branding) my work. I wont include this if you don't want me to. Just send me a message asking me to exclude it.


Paypal and Etsy direct are the preferred methods of payment. Currently I do not accept money orders.

Everything in my shop is made in, and ship from, Canada. If you are having your item shipped outside of Canada, please be aware of the import duties that may be charged to you by your country. I will not cover these charges under any circumstances.

Please complete your payment as soon as possible. I will not start the creation process on your project until payment has been processed and we have communicated details about your project. If I do not receive payment and communication within one week of the order being placed, I will cancel the order.

Shipping from Canada

All orders will be shipped to your Etsy Address. If you would like to arrange for delivery to another address, please contact me to make arrangements.

Please provide a contact phone number with your order. This number will only be used by the courier delivering your package in case of difficulty delivering your package. The courier will only guarantee delivery times if a contact number has been provided.

Since everything I create is made to order and each project can take several weeks to complete, creation + shipping time should be taken into consideration if you need your order by a certain date. If you require rush delivery on an item, please contact me to make arrangements (an additional fee may apply).

Contact me to upgrade your shipping to Priority or Express and tracking.

International shipments outside of Canada and the US are shipped with International Parcel - Surface service and can take up to 3 months to be delivered depending on the country you are in. Larger items may also incur additional shipping fees which will be noted before your project is started. If you need to receive your order quickly you can upgrade the shipping on your package by requesting a shipping upgrade in addition to priority processing.

Shipments to Canada and the US using standard ground shipping typically take 1-10 business days to arrive at their destination. Upgrades to express and overnight shipping services are available (additional fees apply). A different courier and service from the one you selected may be used depending on couriers' history of delivering packages safely and on time to your area - Rustic Engravings will make this call and may contact you if a different shipping method from the one you chose is recommended.

All customs fees will be paid by buyer. If your item is not picked up from the post office or it has an incorrect address, and it is sent back to me as a result, a second shipping fee will be charged to send your package a second time.

Although Rustic Engravings does ship to the US, there may be an additional charge for shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico. Also, if you live in an extremely rural area, there is a very small chance that I will not be able to ship to you or there will be an additional fee to cover the extra postage. If you live in the absolute middle of nowhere and you think shipping to your address may incur additional fees, send me a message and I will double check for you. I will not add on any fees without your permission.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept cancellations

Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase

I don't accept returns or exchanges

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Returns and exchange details

Since the items sold in my store are custom made to order art pieces, no returns will be accepted under any circumstances. These pieces are custom made usable artwork and I check everything before I send it out and I will only ship products that meet my high standards of quality.

Since all items are made to order, wood grain will differ from the example image but I always try to select wood with an interesting grain pattern so each book will have character. Note that creative liberties are taken in the creation of each piece. The coloring and texture of your piece will vary from the original listing as well as from the mockup design. When you are purchasing one of my pieces, you are ordering a unique, customized, made-to-order art piece. If your book contains screws, please note that screw color may also vary. Screws may be black or brass depending on what I have in stock. Screw color is not guaranteed but if you prefer a specific color please send me a message and I will try to accommodate your request.

I can only refund items that are damaged during shipping if you, the recipient, open the package with the mail carrier present and initiate a damage claim through the mail carrier. I can issue a refund once that claim has been resolved.

Please be aware of your country's import laws. Rustic Engravings will not issue a refund for any package that is held at the boarder due to import restrictions. Note that as of 2019 USA import laws have become more strict. All products sold by Rustic Engravings comply with USA import regulations however, you may be required to fill out an additional customs form for importing wooden products to the USA which can delay your package. If you are concerned about a delay, please contact me as soon as possible.


I am happy to work with you to create a custom order. I can also take bulk orders.

If you are having trouble sending me a message using Etsy, please send your message through rusticengravings.com or send a message directly to orders@rusticengravings.com.

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