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 chic look with character and depth. The spine of these books is formed from top grain cowhide leather and 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 – This does, however, 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 and to add a personal touch that will be cherished.
These books are made to last! Each book is carefully constructed with the highest quality materials to ensure durability while maintaining its unique character and beautiful rustic chic look. These books are made to be displayed for a lifetime and they make wonderful unique, personal, sentimental, long lasting gifts. 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.
Each book comes with your choice of cardstock, recycled cardstock, double thick cardstock, torn edge pages, alternating cardstock and clear/transparent pages, scrapbook album pages, or slotted album pages. See photos and detailed description below.
BOOK DESIGN: Blank book with rustic layered brown stain, leather spine and large black metal T hinges.
ORIENTATION: Square with portrait look.
DIMENSIONS: Sized to fit approximately 12X12” Pages (books with slotted album pages are sized to fit pages approximately 10X12.5”). 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. Scrapbook pages include cardstock inserts which can be removed.
ENGRAVING: Includes text as well as pictured graphic on front cover. For additional text or custom graphics see "add-ons" section of shop.
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.
All pages are archival quality, acid free and photo safe. Photo-safe permanent glue dots are recommended for adhering photos and media to page options with a cardstock backing.
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. Also available in black by request.
To select this option, choose “Cardstock” in the page options drop-down menu.
2. RECYCLED CARDSTOCK
100% Recycled environmentally friendly cardstock. This premium off-white cardstock is made using no new trees and is 100% post consumer fiber. This stock has a neutral pH, it is chlorine free, archival quality, acid free and FSC certified. This is a good option for an environmentally friendly guest book or journal.
To select this option, choose “Recycled Cardstock” in the page options drop-down menu.
3. DOUBLE THICK CARDSTOCK
Premium double thick heavyweight cardstock that will not degrade your photos, writing, or artwork over time. This is a good option for instant photo guest books, scrapbook journals, or multimedia sketchbooks. Also available in black by request.
To select this option, choose “DBL Thick Cardstock” in the page options drop-down menu.
4. TORN EDGE PAGES
High quality heavyweight pages with hand torn edges that give an ultra rustic and vintage look. Also available in black by request. Specialty papers may be available for this option – inquire for availability.
To select this option, choose “Torn Edge Pages” in the page options drop-down menu.
5. ALTERNATING CARDSTOCK AND CLEAR PAGES
Alternating pages of premium cardstock (described above) and clear/transparent 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 for the contents of the book. The plastic is NOT STICKY. This is a great option when both sides of the pages will be used and easy access to them is ideal. This option helps protect your contents from smudges and transferring when the book is closed. This is a popular option for guest books and journals.
To select this option, choose “Cardstock + Clear” in the page options drop-down menu. Also available in black by request.
6. SCRAPBOOK ALBUM PAGES
Clear plastic scrapbook style pockets (one large pocket encasing premium heavyweight cardstock). Cardstock can be slid out and photos can be adhered, or you can add your own pages. This option is ideal for use in projects where additional protection is needed and where multiple sized photos/media are being added.
To select this option, choose “Scrapbook Album” in the page options drop-down menu.
NOTE: For wedding guest books, it is recommended that you remove all pages and have guests fill them out separately, then add them back into 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.
7. SLOTTED ALBUM PAGES
These are clear plastic album pages with black backing and slots to fit five 4x6” photos per side of each page. These are ideal for family and wedding albums for 4x6” photos.
To select this option, choose “Slotted Album” in the page options drop-down menu.
HINGES - Three hinge types are available – large black metal T hinges, medium black metal H hinges and a braided leather hinge. If you would like a different hinge type than the one shown in the first example image, please contact me.
CUSTOMIZATION - Further customization is available. If you are looking to add a custom engraving to your piece that is different from what you see in the example images, you can add one in the add-ons section of the shop. Custom staining is currently not available. Custom size books are currently not available. Book sizes available are:
12X12” Square with a portrait look
11X17” Large panorama
TIMELINE – To keep the scheduled shipping date, designs must be confirmed within five days of receiving them.