• Enter to Win the Ultimate Home Bar Collection

    3 comments / Posted by Cameron Christian

    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. 

         

        Read more

      • WUDN Summer Adventure Giveaway

        4 comments / Posted by Cameron Christian

        The Real Wood Accessories for Your Summer Adventure – Enter to Win them all!

        WUDN Summer Adventure Giveaway is on now.

        We’re celebrating summer by giving away a collection of our most popular wood products. You will be outfitted completely in beautiful Mahogany, Bamboo, Cedar and Black Walnut:

        WUDN Summer Giveaway 2018 - enter to win

        WUDN Summer Adventure Giveaway

        WUDN Summer Adventure Giveaway

        WUDN Summer Adventure Giveaway

        Battery Charging iPhone Case
        Powerbank for iPhone & Android
        Qi Wireless Phone Charger
        Wood Sunglasses
        Customized Laser Engraved Luggage Tags
        Real Wood Sawtooth Mountains Traveler Slim Case
        Wood Coaster Set
        6 oz. American Flag Hip Flask
        2 oz. Keychain Flask
        Lipstick Phone Charger
        Heavy Duty Bottle Opener
        Keychain Bottle Opener
        Credit Card Bottle Opener
        Carmalized Bamboo Mousepad
        Bluetooth Speaker
        Wood Journal

            Here’s How to Enter:

            Contest ended on 5/31/2018. Congratulations to Alison Drey of Omaha, NE. 

            There will be 1 winner selected on June 1st 2018, from the qualified entries. Must be a resident of the United States, Canada, United Kingdom or Australia. No purchase necessary to win. Contest Rules Here, because lawyers. Thanks for playing.

            Simplicity, Sustainability & 7 Other Reasons Why You Should Buy All Natural Wood Products 

            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.

             

            unsplash-logo Olaf Hüttemann

             

            Read more

          1. Introducing the California Republic Phone Case in Mahogany

            0 comments / Posted by Cameron Christian

            We do a little product development every day. This morning, I was inspired by an article on the Interwebs about "states rights". Interesting read, but not the point. The article had a cool sidebar about the history of states that had to fight for their right to exist like California successfully did before it became a State in 1850. We wanted to build a case (from beautiful Mahogany of course) that would honor California and the people that live there. The flag is laser engraved from a piece of real Mahogany - handcrafted in the USA from locally sourced wood. 

            California Republic wood phone case for iPhone and Samsung Galaxy

            The Historic Bear Flag originally raised at Sonoma, CA on June 14, 1846, by a group of American settlers in revolt against Mexican rule. The flag was designed by William Todd on a piece of new unbleached cotton. The star imitated the lone star of Texas. ... The word, "California Republic" was placed beneath the star and bear.

            Bear Flag Museum has a great history of the flag and of early California. Did you know there was a "Bear Flag Revolt" that would have created a full country independent of the United States? Me neither. But it was not to be. The bear flag revolt only lasted 31 days during the summer of 1846. And here is a collection of some of the coolest and most original bear flag art I have seen anywhere. 

            Not everyone believes this flag represents the values of modern day California. But that's OK. We think it's beautiful, and will look even better on the back of your phone. 

            Limited Production Run

            We're only making 100 of these cases, so they're going to go fast. Sorry I can't sell the first one; I put it on my X. 

            Pictured is the iPhone X version of the California Republic Case - but you can order any of our supported models including the iPhone 6, 6s, 7, 8, and all Plus phones, or the Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S8, S8 Plus, or Note 8.

            Thin and Lightweight

            Thin and lightweight case deisgn

            Order Now for Fast Delivery 

             

             

            You Might Also Like: We Built a Laser Engraved Phone Case from Scratch

            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 of WUDN (pronounced “Wooden” if you didn’t figure that out already). After 25 Years in the boring ass corporate world, I am creating my own destiny. My wife and I bought the business to continue delighting our customers with real wood products that are beautiful and functional. Follow us on Instagram or email me at info@shopwudn.com.

             

            Read more

          2. WUDN & Jake Lindberg (an Artist Collaboration)

            0 comments / Posted by Cameron Christian

            WUDN is proud to highlight the Art of Portland based artist Jake Lindberg

            WUDN is proud to highlight the Art of Seattle based artist Jake Lindberg.

            WUDN & Jake will be collaborating to bring his art alive on transforming and laser engraving images on real wood phone cases, mousepads and beautiful custom wood journals. From hometown graffiti to fantastic animals, real and imagined, Jake interprets the present through a lens all his own.

            “I couldn't pass up the opportunity to work with a company like WUDN, making cool real wood products. I am excited to see my art transformed into a product more people will get to see and WUDN customers will love." Said Jake Lindberg. 

            "WUDN is very eager to show off the product of our first artist collaboration. It's a fantastic piece of urban art we're calling the "Graffiti Octopus". Stunning and subtle, the Graffiti Octopus is sure to catch your attention." Said Cameron Christian, Owner of WUDN. 

            Browse the Jake Lindberg Collection

            This Contest Ended January 31st, 2018

            We’re so excited, we’re giving away Jake’s newest creation, the badass “Graffiti Octopus” in mahogany and aromatic cedar.

            Original Art - Jake Lindberg - Graffiti Octopus for wooden phone case

            With Jake's help, we transformed the original octopus art into a vector file. The resulting image was cut into two parts so we could inlay two different wood species. 

            Original Art - Jake Lindberg - Graffiti Octopus for wooden iphone 7, iphone 8 case

            "Graffiti Octopus" by Jake Lindberg - Rendered in Black Walnut & Aromatic Cedar on iPhone 78 Slim Case by WUDN

            Jake Lindberg Launch - Wooden Journal and wooden iphone case - Graffiti Octopus

            "Graffiti Octopus" Journal / Planner by Jake Lindberg - Rendered in Black Walnut & Aromatic Cedar by WUDN

            Winners will receive an wooden octopus journal and choose from one wooden phone case to fit an iPhone 6, 7, 8, X or Plus model, or Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S8, S8 Plus, or Note 8.

            This Contest Ended January 31st, 2018

            Sign up with just your email address. Winners will be announced right after the contest closes on January 31st, 2018 Good luck! 

            #wudn #whywudnyou #jakelindberg

            More about Jake: A self taught artist, Jake began practicing art when he was very young, exploring new mediums and techniques to expand his personal style. Inspired by street artists and geometric shapes, Jacobs favorite art mediums include sketching, spray paint, and metal sculpture. He is particularly interested  in functional art and helping people interact with art in a everyday, relaxed manner. Follow Jake on Instagram

            Dumb contest rules apply. Click here and read them now.

            Read more

          3. WUDN + Modern Era Weddings Team Up for the Ultimate Wedding Giveaway

            0 comments / Posted by Cameron Christian

            The Giveaway is Closed. But in the meantime, take a look at our wedding collections 

             

            Modern Era Weddings & WUDN Giveaway

            Take some of the stress out of planning your special day and say I do to your dream wedding with the Ultimate Wedding Package brought to you by WUDN and Modern Era Weddings.

            The artisans and craftsmen at WUDN have teamed up with the award-winning Pittsburgh wedding planners at Modern Era Weddings to bring you a wedding package as special and as unique as the love you have found. One lucky winner will receive:

            • Up to eight (8) Groomsmen Gift Sets, including customized wooden flasks and bottle openers for each member of the wedding party (valued at $560)
            • One (1) one-of-a-kind, custom made titanium and wood wedding band (valued at $5,000)
            • One (1) Premium Wooden Bluetooth Speaker (valued at $70)
            • An Award Winning Entertainment & Photography Package (valued at $4,000) from Modern Era Weddings that includes:
              • Unlimited hours of entertainment from a DJ of your choice
              • 8 hours of photography coverage from two professional wedding photographers
              • Unlimited access to an online photo gallery
              • $100 in photo printing credit

            Simply follow the instructions below to enter for your chance at this once-in-a-lifetime, one-of-a-kind wedding package from WUDN & Modern Era Weddings.

            Read more