Custom handmade wedding anniversary gift. Traditionally the 5th anniversary is celebrated with the exchange of wooden gifts. This wooden photo album can be custom engraved for your family.
Each book is handcrafted to order from wood that has been carefully and artistically stained using a layering technique to give it a unique rustic look with character and depth. The spine of these books is formed from genuine cowhide leather which is rubbed with mink oil to bring out its distinct leathery aroma. Spines are made to a precise size to fit the exact number of pages giving these pieces a tight custom-made feel – however this mean that pages cannot be added or removed later on. Your personalized monogram can be laser engraved into your book to make your unique piece your own.
These books are to last! Each book is carefully constructed with the highest quality materials to ensure durability while maintaining its unique character and beautiful rustic yet modern look. These books are made to be displayed for a lifetime and the customized engraving adds a personal touch that will be cherished. These books make wonderful unique, personal, sentimental, long lasting gifts and
Each book comes with your choice of cardstock, alternating cardstock and clear/transparent pages, scrapbook album pages, professional scrapbook album pages, professional slotted album pages or torn edge pages. See photos and detailed description below.
Their quality and personal touch make these books perfect for wedding photo albums, guest books, wood anniversary albums, family chronicles, family heirlooms, memorial books, artist portfolios and baby scrapbooks.
BOOK DESIGN: Blank book with rustic layered brown stain, leather spine and chunky black metal T-hinges.
DIMENSIONS: sized to fit 8.5X11” Pages. Thickness will vary with number of pages selected.
PAGES: All pages are archival, acid-free and photo-safe. Pages are fixed and are NOT removable or refillable.
ENGRAVING: Includes text as well as pictured graphic on front cover. For additional text or custom graphics see https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/250342431
CREATION TIME: Typically, 4 weeks. For urgent orders, an upgrade to priority processing may be requested and will be accommodated where possible. Additional fees apply.
LARGER VERSION available here: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/549302186
You can find out more details about my handmade books, signs, and paddles at my website www.rusticengravings.com
If you need your book urgently, you can upgrade to a priority/rush order with express shipping. Over night shipping is also an option. To make a request for an urgent order listing please contact me and I will do my best to accommodate you.
Page Option Details:
Premium acid free cardstock
- The pages are hand creased acid-free 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 acid-free 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 photo guest books, poetry books, sketchbooks, or any book where both sides of the pages are being used and smudging may be an issue This is also a great option for scrapbooks, photo albums, or any book where easy access to delicate archival material is ideal. To select this option choose “cardstock/clear”.
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 premium 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 it only if 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 challenge for your guests.
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.
You can visit rusticengravings.com for more detailed info on page options along with photos.
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.
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.
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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.
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