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We Offer Eco-Friendly Items With a Purpose

Providing Handcrafted Reclaimed Wood Products

At Elegant Wood Turnings in Eagle Grove, IA, we specialize in transforming timber into classy items. The goods we offer are handmade using a wood lathe.  

Most of the wood we use or sell are from tree surgeons, trimmers, or plantations. Whether it is from a domestic or exotic tree, nothing is taken without considering the environmental impact.

Domestic Wood

The products we make using domestic wood are sourced from local communities. Instead of bringing the trees to local landfills, people bring the wood to us.

Exotic Wood

This may be from trees felled by hurricanes or other natural destruction or just cleanup from past logging practices.

We also get wood from tree farms or other managed areas. At these types of sources, people are mostly removing damaged trees due to natural disasters or for the health of the remaining trees. In addition, they replant as much, and sometimes more than they take, to avoid depleting any species or reducing any forested region.

Handpicked Wood

After carefully inspecting the wood, we study each section to determine the best cuts that will yield the best appearance and color that will produce a solid piece to work with.

Then, the wood is air-dried, re-cut as necessary, and sometimes planed so the grain and color are more obvious.

Domestic Wood

The products we make using domestic wood are sourced from local communities. Instead of bringing the trees to local landfills, people bring the wood to us.

Exotic Wood

This may be from trees felled by hurricanes or other natural destruction or just cleanup from past logging practices.

We also get wood from tree farms or other managed areas. At these types of sources, people are mostly removing damaged trees due to natural disasters or for the health of the remaining trees. In addition, they replant as much, and sometimes more than they take, to avoid depleting any species or reducing any forested region.

Handpicked Wood

After carefully inspecting the wood, we study each section to determine the best cuts that will yield the best appearance and color that will produce a solid piece to work with.

Then, the wood is air-dried, re-cut as necessary, and sometimes planed so the grain and color are more obvious.

About Our Company

We started our business in May of 1991, in a little, old steel building that only gave us a small work area of about 10 square feet. In 2000, we moved to another building that was about 350 square feet. Then in November of 2008, we took the plunge to pack up and move to Eagle Grove, IA where our shop is now roughly 576 square feet. It's still small, has no heat, but it is workable.

Then to Now

Originally, Elegant Wood Turnings was named Woodnymphs, but due to our ignorance (or maybe arrogance), we found the name to be unsettling to some of the people we were trying to serve.

Woodnymphs actually has two common meanings. As it is written, woodnymphs correlate to mythical times, meaning Goddess of the Woods. The other term, spelled wood nymphs, is actually a little biting insect. Neither of the two worked for us, so we needed a change.

Our Mission

We have made it our mission to give you absolutely greatest value, highest quality, and most unique handmade wood products possible. If we wouldn't own it, we absolutely won't sell it to you. We ask that you follow our instructions if a product doesn't meet your standards, and we do appreciate any feedback you send us as our quality standards are second to none, and your feedback helps us to maintain our standards.