Reasons to shop with us
- It’s so hard these days to find wood products made with high quality materials and that’s exactly our focus.
- Our products are made with love and often obsessive compulsive attention to detail. If we wouldn’t put it in our own home we certainly wouldn’t let you put it in yours!
- We love when you personalize the details of your order. Tweak this, change that color. Even if you can’t make an item yourself, putting thought into a gift makes it so much more special, and we’re happy to make your vision come to life!
- We work with reclaimed wood and other eco-friendly materials whenever possible. We take items that normally would be tossed into a landfill and make beautiful pieces that will last for generations. We even try to recycle our boxes to ship your items.
A Little More About Us
We are Clyde and Amy. We decided to name our shop after our middle names: Cecil and Lynn. We live in Old Forge, PA. It’s near Scranton in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA). We love making unique & personalized handcrafted items. Heartstring tuggers. Many of our items started out as gifts for family and friends or unique “memory holders” for our own home. read more…
How did you get started?
Many of our items started out as simple gifts for family and friends or unique items for our own home, but we like making them so much we thought we’d share them with you.
What type of wood do you use?
We use barnwood and pallet wood in most of our projects, typically weathered pine, hardwood or hemlock. Each piece may vary from the photos in our store listings, which is what we love so much about the character of reclaimed wood.
What kind of finish do you put on the wood?
Our wood finishing options include custom colored stains, homemade chalk paint, paint distressing, and wood distressing. We typically use a matte finish polyurethane or furniture wax (dark or clear) to seal the wood. Some of our frames have a glossy polyurethane finish, too.
Can you personalize / customize my order?
Many of our items can be personalized with different colors or custom text. Check our individual listings for more info. In the past we’ve customized pieces with burned wood emblems, carved wood designs, custom name stamping, wood and burlap/fabric text transfers, and hand painting. We love custom orders — let us make something special just for you 🙂 Send us a message to discuss!
Will my item look exactly like the photo?
Sometimes yes, but it most cases no. Our items are custom made and not mass produced. Wood type, degree of weathering, grain, knots, coloring and weathered “markings”, slat widths, textures and overall dimensions will vary as each piece of wood is different… which will make your frame a “one of a kind”
Do I have to pay shipping on a local order?
No. If you live in the Scranton PA / Wilkes-Barre PA area you can message us to arrange a pickup. We live in Old Forge. If you’ve already talked to us, enter the coupon code NEPALOCAL when checking out in our Etsy store to remove the shipping fees.
Some of our favorite moments
The Birches Resort
My family goes to a cottage resort called “The Birches Resort” in Buckhorn, Ontario for a week every summer. It gets its name from the abundance of birch trees surrounding the cottages and the long driveway towards the cottages. Each year, my immediate family, along with 4 of my dad’s cousins and their families spend the week together here. I am the 5th generation to be going there each summer and it’s a special place for all of us. The owners of the resort are getting older, so we don’t really know what to expect for the coming years. They have a son, although we are uncertain he would want to run the business, and if they were to sell all their property, it would be sold as individual lots for people to buy property and build their own personal cottages – meaning the Birches would no longer exist. I figured this ornament would be a special keep sake if ever comes the day that this place we all love so much does no longer exist. The beautiful drawing along with the actual piece of birch it is made on was too fitting for our “story” and the coordinates are for The Birches Resort. I will be giving the ornaments to each family that goes up to the cottage every year.
Thanks again for helping to make this Christmas gift so special.
Exactly what I was hoping for
Wonderful sellers to work with!! Excellent communication and the piece is exactly what I was hoping for!! Thank you!
AMAZING gift. He LOVED it
AMAZING gift for someone very special. He LOVED it thanks so much for everything. You guys are great.
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A lot of our items can be personalized just for you.
We love custom orders and are happy to discuss your custom request with you.
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Cecil and Lynn Handmade
Located in Old Forge, PA 18518
Old Forge is near Scranton & Wilkes-Barre PA, and part of the Northeastern PA (NEPA) community in the beautiful Pocono Mountains.