• Introducing the Handmade WUDN Wallet

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    The WUDN Wallet, designed and laser cut in Hidden Springs, Idaho, embraces minimalism and function in one sleek, slim design.

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    The two wooden faces are held together by a thick and durable rubber strap, leaving space for credit cards, cash, business cards and more. Use just one face, for an ultra-slim, minimalist wallet. Front pocket or back, the WUDN Wallet keeps your cards, cash and ID, safe and secure.

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    The only thing every gentleman must keep with him at all times is his wallet. OK, add smartphone to the list. But that's it. Ditch the bloated leather, and carry this:

    • Slim & elegant design
    • Durable and light 1/8" Baltic-birch construction
    • Real wood floats: Minimize the risk of loss near water
    • Easily holds up to 20 cards and some cash
    • Slip your house-key under the strong rubber strap
    • Every wallet is unique showing the natural beauty and variety of wood grain
    • Made in Hidden Springs, Idaho, USA

      Slim or Ultra-Slim – Use it Two Ways

      The WUDN Wallet is already slimmer than pretty much any leather wallet, but our unique two-piece construction allows you the flexibility to use it two ways. Use both panels for maximum protection or just one for a super slim look and feel.

      Simple or Customized with Your Monogram

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      Choose One of These Sexy Monogram Styles

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      Style Meets Function

      No one likes bulky pockets. Get rid of the clutter and keep all your cards, ID and cash neatly organized without adding any bulk with your own wooden wallet.

      The super sleek design of our WUDN Wallet are as tough as the trees they were cut from.

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      About the Author

      Cameron Christian Owner, President-CEO, WUDN. After 25 Years in the corporate world, I am creating my own destiny. I bought the business so we can continue delighting our customers with real wood products that are beautiful and functional. Follow us on Instagram, tweet to @cechrist or email me at info@shopwudn.com.

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    • Enter to Win the Ultimate Home Bar Collection

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      The ultimate home bar giveaway.  

      And the Grand Prize Winner is: B.J. Bernal from Alabama. Congratulations BJ. We are building your order now and should have it out to you shortly. 

      Second Place Winners: 

      • Eric Starling in Florida
      • Carrie Peterson in Idaho
      • Ryan Senci in Denver
      • Michael Schirber in Ft. Collins
      • Katherine Schmitt in S. Carolina
      • Jenny Ham in Kansas

      Thanks to everyone who participated. 

      Contest Closed October 31st 2018 at Midnight. Thanks for entering. 

      In honor of Fall (and your home bar) WUDN is giving away a personalized collection of real wood bar accessories -- and 3-Months of Craft Beer delivered to your home*. Outfit your Home Bar like the suave gentleman you are or gift it to your favorite suave gentleman. Scratch that, you don't even have to be a gentleman.

      Every item is covered in real wood and laser engraved with your fancy monogram. Seriously, you want this stuff. :-)

      Grand Prize Winner will receive:

      -  Matched set of 5 monogrammed industrial bottle openers

      -  Matched set of 5 monogrammed 6 oz flasks

      -  Matched set of 5 monogrammed coasters

      -  3-Month Membership to the Original Craft Beer Club 

      -  Two wooden wine glass caddies in Beautiful Mahogany

      -  One 2 oz keychain flask with monogram (perfect for sneaking Whiskey anywhere)

      -  One monogrammed credit-card bottle opener

      -  One monogrammed beer/wine/liquor journal/planner

      -  One pair of Ebony Wood, Wanderer Sunglasses

      -  One handcrafted wooden sign (of your name) in black walnut for your home bar. (We don't have a picture yet cause were building it just for you)

      -  The Ultimate Bar Book: The Comprehensive Guide to Over 1,000 Cocktails

      -  The United States Of Craft Beer: A Guide to the Best Craft Breweries Across America

          And there's more:

          5 Additional Winners will receive a Mahogany Credit Card Bottle Opener and Hip Flask Combo. Open a Beer and carry some Whiskey (preferably at the same time).

          Winner or Not - everyone (that's you) can use discount code: WUDNBAR30 for 30% OFF all Bar Accessories and Sunglasses (including the custom stuff). 

          And while you are shopping, take a look at some of our favorite Blogs covering the world of beer, wine and spirits:

          We came up with the name for the blog because we have spent many drunken evenings befriending international visitors in our hometown of San Francisco or locals when we're out on our quest to drink at every top bar in the world.  Drunken DiplomacyWe came up with the name for the blog because we have spent many drunken evenings befriending international visitors in our hometown of San Francisco or locals when we're out on our quest to drink at every top bar in the world.

          Bevvy.com  Bevvy: Bevvy is a place to learn about and appreciate cocktails and spirits, and our mission is to help everyone enjoy better drinking experiences through recipes, reviews, how-tos and more.

          Bodovino - a wine lovers blog  Bodovino BlogOur goal is to introduce people to the world of wine accompanied by delicious food and amazing service.

          A Lush Life Manual A Lush Life Manual: Where to find everything, you need to enjoy the next sip.

          Princess Prosecco: Prosecco and every way to enjoy it. Princess Prosecco: Prosecco and every way to enjoy it.

          Beijos Events: articles and beautiful pictures all about throwing fantastic and gorgeous events. Beijos Events: articles and beautiful pictures all about throwing fantastic and gorgeous events.

          the Original Craft Beer Club   the Original Craft Beer Club: If you're interested in all things craft beer - this is the blog for you! 

          Beautiful Booze - https://www.beautifulbooze.com/  Beautiful Booze  is a resource for the cocktail enthusiast and home bartender with a website dedicated to recipe development and photography, 

          And check out one of our favorite partners: UrbanOutfitOnline

          Boring Stuff

          Contest closes on Halloween at 11:45 PM MST. A winner will be selected the following week. Use the Contest Form Above (not the one below, that's just our newsletter). Standard Contest Rules

          **please keep in mind that there are states that do not allow out-of-state retail shipments of alcohol. If this applies to your state and you still opt to enter the contest, please know we will not be able to fulfill your Craft Beer Club 3-mo subscription. **

          Thanks for being a customer. 

           

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        • Introducing the RNGR - Wooden Ring Holder and Stand for Phones and Tablets

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          We have been looking around the interwebs for months, searching for the right phone holder we could cover in beautiful veneer. I just could not put a pop-socket on my phone; it felt way too silly. We finally found it and promptly ordered 5000 of them. Small, lightweight, strong steel construction, and flexible; We're calling it the "RNGR".

          It has all the features you are looking for and more style than should expect from a simple accessory for your phone. These are great looking ring holders, with or without the wood, but you know us... If there is a flat surface, we're putting wood veneer on it. At first I thought it might be dumb but I was 100% wrong. (yes honey, you were 100% right). With the wood veneer, they look way better than I expected. Stylish, elegant even, the RNGR covered in wood is beautiful.

          Introducing the RNGR

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          The first wooden ring holder & stand for phones and tablets only from WUDN.

          • Phone holder & stand combo

          • Strong 3M adhesive

          • 360 degree rotation

          • Works on magnetic car mounts

          • Durable steel construction

          • Customizable with laser engraved text or images

          • Available in Mahogany, Black Walnut, Bamboo or Aromatic Cedar

            Available in our Wholesale Catalog for Promotional Product Distributors 

            Super Durable Design

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            The RNGR is small and lightweight, but the steel construction is satisfyingly heavy to hold to and use. It has the construction and feel, of real quality compared to cheap and thin plastic ring holders.

            Flexible & Comfortable

            Flexible and comfortable the ringsta is perfect for holding your phone or using as a stand to watch videos

            The RNGR is the highest quality and most flexible phone ring holder and stand you can buy. With 360 degree rotation for a comfortable fit in your hand at any angle. And, 180 degree of angle for the stand function offering the perfect viewing angle for whatever you are watching.

            Works with Magnetic Car & Wall Mounts

            Ringsta works with magnetic car mounts

            The RNGR is made of solid steel and works with all types of magnetic car and wall mounts. 

            Strong 3M Adhesive

            Phone ring holder with Strong 3M adhesive

            The RNGR doesn't use a cheap sticker. This is strong 3M adhesive. Easy to re-position if necessary, but once in place, the 3M adhesive holds strong.  

            Comfortable, Flexible & Stylish

            The ringsta is comfortable, flexible and stylish.

            The RNGR is comfortable, flexible and stylish. Fits on your finger like a glove. Well balanced, makes holding on to your phone in any orientation, a breeze. Unlike other ring holders, the Ringsta is also a phone stand with 180 degrees of tilt, you can watch movies or videos at the perfect angle. 

             

            Custom Wood Finishing

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            Don’t settle for the same ring holder or pop-socket that everyone else has. Stand out from the crowd with a wooden RNGR from WUDN. Each one handcrafted with real wood, cut and assembled by the WUDN team.

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            Customer Questions and Answers

            Is the RNGR covered in real wood?

            Yes, every one is covered in real wood. Each wood is hand selected by our team for beauty and uniqueness. Wood options for most all of our wood accessories include Mahogany, Black Walnut, Carmalized Bamboo or Aromatic Cedar.

            Can I still use Qi wireless charging?

            Depending on the placement of your RNGR on the back of your phone or case, you may still be able to use Qi wireless charging. We can’t guarantee it of course. You should buy one and test it with your specific charger.

            Can the RNGR be used with magnetic car and wall mounts?

            Yes, the RNGR is constructed from steel and then covered in real wood. It will work great with magnetic car or wall mounts.

            Will the wood get stained and ugly?

            It could, but unlike plastic and other synthetic materials, our wood accessories actually get better looking over time. We ship our products with only one light layer of polyurethane. This means the wood will age and the more you use it, the more the wood will look authentic and vintage. Some artisans actually use coffee to stain wood in beautiful mocha hues.

            Should I get a matching wooden phone case?

            Of course. Who would want a beautiful Aromatic Cedar case and a matching RNGR with a cedar back. Something like this: 

            Ringsta ring phone holder on matching cedar iPhone case.

            Should I get matching sunglasses made of wood?

            Duh. How cool are you on Saturday afternoon with a Bamboo phone case and matching Bamboo Frame Sunglasses. Seriously.

             

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          • You Need a Monthly Craft Beer Club Subscription

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            You Need a Monthly Craft Beer Club Subscription

            You need a monthly craft beer club subscription

            Seriously, we looked all over the interwebs for a beer club offering the right selection at the right price and from some people you would be proud to do business with. Here's what we came up with:

            The Original Craft Beer Club

            The Original Craft Beer Club

            This is how they describe themselves:

            Our Craft Beer of the month club searches out exceptional craft beers from around the country and then delivers the monthly beer club selections direct-to-you or your gift recipient's door. You can choose an ongoing beer club membership or Craft Beer Club gifts to ship monthly, every-other-month or even quarterly. This is a fantastic gift for the Craft Beer enthusiast in your life. Give 1 to 12 shipments and receive up to 3 bonus gifts and an additional $25 bonus with your order.

            And we couldn't agree more. The variety of beer is stuff I have not seen at the grocery store, and probably couldn't find in our smallish city. For a price this reasonable, I get some great beer, delivered to the door. I have this one snooty neighbor, and he is always impressed. 

            Pair your new monthly craft beer deliveries with some new wooden bar accessories. 

            Bottle Openers, Flasks, Custom Engraved Serving Tray

            P.S. No money changed hands in the making of this blog post and we do not receive a commission on Craft Beer Club sales. We genuinely love their products. 

            More details, or just click through and take a look at their site:

            Beer of the Month Club shipment includes:

            12 World-Class Craft Beers
            12 oz. beers
            4 different styles - 2 from each craft brewery
            3 beers each
            (cans featured 3x per year)
            Monthly Beer Club Newsletter:
            The story behind the beer, where it originated and what pairs with it.
            Craft Beer Club Selections:
            The best selection of premium craft beers you'll find from any beer of the month club.
            Choose how many & how often
            Choose Monthly, Every-Other-Month or Quarterly beer club shipments.
            Always Free Shipping Door-to-Door
            Within contiguous US., excludes HI & AK

             

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          • We Laser Engraved a World Map Phone Case

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            There are millions of different world map images. Take a look at this world-map Google Image Search for proof. But you have to go somewhere right? The trick is choosing and half the fun is thinking, and planning where to go next.  

            To Travel the World, you need a wood world map phone case

            Although modest, and not too far off the beaten path, my wife and I did an adventure filled 24-hours in Rome.

            I think we squeezed in 20 or more sites, amazing food in charming sidewalk cafes and barely saw the hotel room. I think that’s how it’s supposed to work.

            Of course, after killing it in Rome for a day, we needed 7-days of perfect relaxation in the Italian countryside.

            Traveling Rome with a wooden world map phone case

            Cameron & Jaimeleigh at The Vatican in Rome and the Coliseum

            Not a lecture – but, I promise, traveling will teach you...

            Change is good – and it can be impossible to know what change you might need until you get out there and experience it. I have NEVER met a traveler who said: “I regret going on that trip to the Andes; I should’ve just stayed on my couch”. Just doesn’t happen. Travel is change. You will come back different, and glad you did.

            Learn stuff you didn’t know you didn’t know – right, there’s lots I don’t know. An even bigger universe of unknowns is the stuff I didn’t even know was out there. Travel is about genuinely new experiences that cannot be replicated in your hometown.

            Meeting new people – at the end of the day, or the end of your life, I promise, you will not regret the things; you will regret the time lost with people. Travel is about meeting and appreciating people. The people that will make your life a rich and diverse tapestry of knowledge and probably some lifelong relationships.

            Some of my inspiration

            Much like you, we are inspired by world travels, ours and yours. Here is a selection of our favorite travel blogs curated by WUDN, just for you:

            Dan Flying Solo Travel Blog Dan Flying Solo 1000+ Days on the Road. 

            The Blog Abroad Travel Blog The Blog Abroad Chronicles of an Adventure Junkie.  

            WanderLust Storytellers Travel Blog WanderLust Storytellers All about traveling Australia with a family.

            My Life's a Movie Travel Blog My Life’s a Movie Alyssa Ramos is a full time, self-made, solo traveler who’s been to over 80 Countries.

            Or, here’s my kind of inspiration. 25,791 free travel pictures courtesy of the generous photographers on Unsplash:

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            About the WUDN World Map Phone Case

            To honor your travels, we built a modest wooden phone case with laser engraved world map on the back.

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            At WUDN, we prefer simple over complex, and elegant over complicated. Our world-map phone case is as simple and elegant as they come.

            One great phone case wrapped in a single sheet of Mahogany and laser engraved with he classic world map silhouette.

            Our slim wooden iPhone and Samsung cases are handmade from locally sourced wood and built to last through your active lifestyle. Protect your phone while making a statement. Beautiful and functional, these wood phone cases deliver old-school style. Our ultra slim wooden phone cases are hand selected by our team for maximum strength, superior quality and sleek style.

            Features

            • Sleek ultra-thin, ultra-lightweight design that flushes right to your phone to minimize bulk
            • Available in mahogany, black walnut, aromatic cedar, or caramelized bamboo wood finish
            • Polycarbonate impact-resistant bumper for maximum protection
            • Snap-on application for quick & easy installation
            • Equipped with our specialty sure grip surface, keeping your phone in the palm of your hand – no matter the conditions.

            The world map phone case is available in one of four wood species: Black Walnut, Mahogany, Bamboo, Aromatic Cedar. Click here to learn more about each of our wood selections.

             

             

            You might also like: We built a Laser Engraved Phone Case from Scratch (with Video)

            Or Take a look at the full Traveler Collection of phone cases and travel accessories.

            Customer Questions and Answers

            Is the phone case covered in real wood?

            Yes, every case is covered in real wood, hand selected by our team for beauty and uniqueness. Wood options for most all of our cases include Mahogany, Black Walnut, Carmalized Bamboo or Aromatic Cedar.

            How well will this case fit my phone?

            The slim-case fits your phone perfectly. No blockage of the camera port. Sure grip textured sides to enhance your grip and easy access to all ports and buttons.

            Does the phone case protect my screen?

            Yes, our slim-cases have a slightly raised lip around the front edge to prevent your phone screen from touching surfaces when placed facedown. Of course, you should always add a glass screen protector.

            Can I still use Qi wireless charging with this phone case?

            Yes, WUDN slim cases do not interfere with Qi wireless charging for iPhone 8 and X models or for Samsung Galaxy phones. Just be sure to center the Qi receiver in the middle of your charging pad.

            Does the phone case protect my camera?

            Yes, the phone camera is recessed behind the camera cutout. Although the camera is not covered, because that would result in potato quality photos, the camera should be safe from typical drops.

            Will a case protect the resale value of my phone?

            Yes, keeping your phone in excellent condition goes a long way towards maintaining high resale and trade-in value. You should keep your phone in a case at all times - and always add a real glass (not plastic screen protector). As iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones get more expensive, the resale and trade-in value has been going up as well. For $25 now, you could add several hundred dollars to the value of your phone when it's time to upgrade. Read: 6 Ways to Boost the Resale Value of Your Phone

            Will I need a dongle for my headphones?

            No, the WUDN slim cases come with a properly sized cutout for the headphone port (on iPhone 6 models) and lightning port. You will NOT need a dongle for your headphones. Having said that, how about a matching set of Walnut Bluetooth Earbuds.

            Can the WUDN case be used with magnetic car and wall mounts?

            WUDN cases do not come with a steel plate built in. We are looking to add that feature in the future. In the meantime, we know of many customers that have added a steel plate inside their WUDN case with great results. Here is a 4-pack of metal plates designed exactly for this purpose.

            How do you make a wooden cell phone case?

            We did a long form blog post about that complete with pictures and videos. Take a look: We Built a Laser Engraved Phone Case from Scratch

            Should I buy more than one WUDN phone case?

            Of course. We have a number of designs from cool artistic skulls to the "Sawtooth Mountains Traveler", and most of our cases are available in different wood types and species. You should have a couple of cases, at least, to change your style to match the moment. Monday through Friday in the office call for a simple, conservative case, and Fridays in the club call for something with a bit more style.

            Will the wood get stained and ugly?

            It could, but unlike plastic and other synthetic materials, our wood cases actually get better looking over time. We ship our cases with only one light layer of polyurethane. This means the case will age and the more you use it, the more the wood will look authentic and vintage. Some artisans actually use coffee to stain wood in beautiful mocha hues. (make sure your phone is out of the case when you decide to drop it in your coffee).

            Can I customize or personalize my phone case?

            Of course, we offer a full custom shop here. The process is simple: find your image or logo (in black and white - jpg format) and send it to us. Pretty straightforward. We will get to work on design and production right away. You can also customize or personalize a matching journal/planner, mousepad or flask. How cool to have a personalized wooden phone case and a set of matching wood accessories.

            What is TPU and why do I care?

            Thermoplastic Urethane - A hybrid material, TPU is a mixture between hard plastic and soft silicone. A very dense and smooth rubber, TPU cases are made to slide in and out of the pocket easily, without attracting lint. TPU cases are more durable, slightly elastic and much stronger than silicone. WUDN uses TPU case templates which are then covered by real wood.

            Should I get matching sunglasses made of wood?

            Duh. How cool are you on Saturday afternoon with a Bamboo world-map phone case and matching Bamboo Frame Sunglasses. Seriously.

            About the Author

            Cameron Christian Owner, President-CEO, WUDN. After 25 Years in the corporate world, I am creating my own destiny. I bought the business so we can continue delighting our customers with real wood products that are beautiful and functional. Follow us on Instagram or email me at info@shopwudn.com.

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            Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

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