Cedar Slab Blank #0023, 14.5x13.5x2.5 inches for clocks, plaques, signage, craft base, carvings, wall hangings and authentic cedar art

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Made in Castle Rock, Washington

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PLEASE DO NOT BE SURPRISED BY DETAILS AFTER YOU COMMIT TO THE PURCHASE. I PLACE THESE DETAILS IN THIS SECTION FOR BOTH OUR BENEFITS. READ IT ALL OR PLEASE DO NOT BUY. MY GOAL IS TO PLEASE ALL MY CUSTOMERS WHO CAN READ. :)

Raw cedar tree slab. This is a unique slab cut from a northwest cedar tree in Washington state. It is of irregular shape measuring 14.5x13.5x2.5 inches thick. The rainbow rose coloring is typical running from near lite pink/beige to a dark rose salmon. The edges are rough with the under skin that is the layer just below the bark.

Why no bark? When dry, the bark pretty much turns to a flaky dry layer that crumbles and falls off as the slab dries. The slab lost about 50% of it's weight after 6 months of drying indoors in a controlled environment.

Anomalies. These slabs typically develop small cracks and drop small splinters and flakes as they continue to cure and age. Planing, sanding and sealing them with acrylic coatings slows and stops the natural aging process and color change. Depending on how and when the wood is finished, it can end up with a naturally worn grayish, barn-wood patina, or maintain its salmon/rose coloring.

There is usually an American coin included in the photographs for reference of scale. I use copper pennies and silver quarters.

We intend on posting many of these and they will be available until sold out. Please look for the rest of them and choose the one that best fits your needs. We only have a few downed cedar logs on our property and do not fall live trees for this project. We only use downed trees.

Want to see the other cedar slabs or the other craft supplies category? Etsy allows you to filter the items that you view in our store. Instead of ALL, which is the default view setting, change the filter to CRAFT SUPPLIES. Typically, the settings for this are on the left hand navigation column of the store page, just below the top page. From the top, scroll down about one page and look left.

ADDITIONAL NOTES: Some are relatively flat, and some are cut slightly on a curve. Please pay close attention to the photos and the dimensions for the differences. I’ll be more than happy to provide more details and even more photos upon request BEFORE you commit to a purchase. :) Shading; I have done my best to present the slabs as close to their real appearance as possible. Due to computer screen differences, the natural peculiarities of natural products and further curing, your particular slab might appear different than the photo presented herein.

WHY SHIP A CEDAR SLAB? IT SEEMS SO EXPENSIVE?
Glad you were wondering that—thanks for asking. We have these slabs available locally in SW Washington state. We can deliver or meet someone for the exchange. But, there are in fact many individuals living in remote parts of the US who use these beautiful North West cedar slabs for art projects. Since we do operate an online store selling directly to buyers as well as on Ebay and Etsy, it’s not that difficult for us to take the next step and market there also, making these raw materials available to virtually all. If someone needs a raw cedar slab bad enough, the shipping is worth it. Thus our very affordable $13 price. Try finding these locally where you live. They aren’t that easy to find in most of the country, and there are only a handful of us selling these online.

[2 lbs. weight added for box and packing and is included in total weight]


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We make every effort to meet and exceed your requests. Simply email us prior to your purchase.

If you order a specific size photograph, that is what you will get. Buying one size and asking for something else is not something we can satisfy. Sorry.

Sorry, I do not gift wrap. Do you really want a career media consultant and photographer to attempt to gift wrap your sweet heart's sequined clutch?

No whole sale is available in this store without sufficient quantity to justify such. In the case of my original photographic products, you may certainly request a volume purchase which I will offer at a reasonable discount. I have already executed such a sale for one of my ScriptureGraphs where a customer asked for 10 of them, which I discounted some.

We make every effort to meet and exceed your requests. Simply email us prior to your purchase.

If you order a specific size photograph, that is what you will get. Buying one size and asking for something else is not something we can satisfy. Sorry.

Sorry, I do not gift wrap. Do you really want a career media consultant and photographer to attempt to gift wrap your sweet heart's sequined clutch?

No whole sale is available in this store without sufficient quantity to justify such. In the case of my original photographic products, you may certainly request a volume purchase which I will offer at a reasonable discount. I have already executed such a sale for one of my ScriptureGraphs where a customer asked for 10 of them, which I discounted some.



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We charge only what it takes to get the item to you, including box, if needed. We do not make money on shipping. We recycle when possible. Generally it is shipped parcel post to get the cheapest rate, but if it is light enough to go 1st Class or media mail it is even cheaper. It is difficult to estimate shipping to all areas of the country, therefore we've picked a place farthest from us to base shipping upon. If actual shipping is cheaper than stated, we refund you the difference. Insurance will be added to any item over $20 as well as delivery confirmation on all items.


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Returns & exchanges

I want my customers to be happy while I make a reasonable profit, thus my Return Policy:

THE BARE DETAILS
-I accept returns for a reasonable motivation, up to 14 days after you receive the item, like for breakage in shipping. This means that you must ship the item back so that it reaches me within that 14 day time period, not merely postdated within 14 days. Unfortunately I have had to adopt this policy and hold to it strictly, because there are numerous unscrupulous individuals trying to take advantage of my kindness. If the item reaches me within a reasonable time frame of that 14 days, I will honor the return.
-If an item reaches you damaged in shipping, I require sufficiently clear photos of the shipping box and item sent to me via email at the time of return request. If for some reason you cannot provide me sufficiently clear pictures via email, I cannot issue a return. In the case of many insurance claims, they require me to provide evidence.
*** REQUIRED READING FOR THE UNSCRUPULOUS ***Another consideration—and this one for the unscrupulous among us; I worked for a period of time in the shipping industry. I regularly made claims regarding damaged goods. I am extremely well versed and have much experience in what a shipping associate will and will not deliver. If a package is damaged so severely that the item inside is likely to have suffered damage as well, certain events occur by default. I am very hard to bluff. And, to top it off, if I am convinced that you are scamming me, I will simply not honor a return. Sue me.  If you are one of those looking for some way to get something for nothing, it would serve you well to shop elsewhere. I have never been scammed. This is not a challenge to do your best at scamming me. We do not sell extremely expensive items that would justify getting an attorney involved. You will simply be wasting your time and money, not mine. The great reputation that you think you would be smearing by posting your single scenario of lies will never weigh anything up against all of the honest years of business that my public record confirms. Criminal minds are the weakest among us—I sleep just fine every night. I could possibly be so upset by your efforts as to take half a baby aspirin—once.
*** END OF REQUIRED READING FOR THE UNSCRUPULOUS ***

MORE DETAILS - ALL SALES ARE FINAL
The reason for return request must be reasonable. Changing your mind, or getting the item and realizing that you forgot to take some measurement to see if my item fits in some specific space, or failing to read all of the item description is not sufficient reason for return. If you ask for more detailed information prior to your purchase, I will do everything possible to meet your request.

I go through great effort to reveal any minor defects in my merchandise before posting. In the case of any major defects, well, there aren't any. I simply wouldn't sell something like that.

Color matching. I cannot guarantee subtle nuances such as color tone differences between photo and reality. I am a degreed, professional photographer. I know light management. I use various backgrounds to best present each item. I take my own photographs-- I do not use web-acquired photographic assets for my sale pages, like some folks have done. If such a subtle color tone match is necessary, I'm not sure that you have made the best choices regarding from where you are attempting to acquire any given item. You would be better served to lay your hand on the item before purchasing. In that event, buying online is not a great choice for you.

CASE BY CASE BASIS
My "store" is all unique merchandise, excluding, of course, my original photographic merchandise. Therefore, the return circumstances can vary drastically. So, I reserve the right to make that decision. One of the rare occasions that something did break in shipping, I required the return of that item. It was a 20 inch, plastic 1970's 7-Up clock. The shipper almost destroyed the box in route and the clock suffered a crack and one small piece also fell off. The buyer sent the pictures and returned the item, which I refunded in full, I repaired the item to near perfection and I sold it at a reduced value a few weeks later, revealing the break and repair in the sales page, of course.

The buyer will have to pay to ship the item back but I will refund the original purchase price and original shipping cost. In most cases, to get a refund, you have to pay a shipping fee to the post office to get the item back to me, broken or not, the decision is up to me. I hope that this added expense of shipping will be an automatic filter making people think twice before returning an item for any unreasonable motivation. Be advised that most major shippers are now including package photo documentation at time of delivery-- yes, even the postal service is acquiring this technology. Something that is not explained or talked about much in online merchandising is that both the seller and the buyer take a risk in doing business through the shipping industry. While it is true enough that commercial businesses like Walmart and Target transact enough commerce to cover their losses in the case of breakage and even theft, smaller "mom & pop shops" like SpecializedMedia Merchandise do not have any room for losses built into their pricing structure. As a matter of fact, in my case, I do everything I can to keep the price down.

There may come a day that enough dishonesty rises in occurrences that people like me cannot afford to do business via the shipping avenues like USPS, UPS and FedEx. Hopefully, Jesus will return before that takes place. 

In reality, over the many years that I have done business via Ebay and Etsy, I have only had single digit returns to date and that was several years ago (this statement made April 2016).

I am not in this business as a hobby. I am a semi-retired professional media consultant who uses this business to support my income.


Additional policies

If there is more than one item wanted from our store, we will gladly bundle the items to save on shipping. Because of the way Etsy is set up, you may have to pay both shipping costs upfront, but we will happily refund the difference as soon as we have the correct amount of shipping. We have never attempted to make a profit on shipping costs. USPS, UPS and FedEx already make millions in their industry-- adding yet another point of mark up simply does not make sense. In this resell marketplace, their just isn't any room for that.