What Wood You Say? Wooden Desk Phrases

Wise words spring to life in these bright desk sculptures, lasercut by artist Matthew Hoffman
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Wise words spring to life in these bright desk sculptures. Artist Matthew Hoffman draws and then laser cuts uplifting phrases out of birch plywood. Highlighted by a vibrant finish and letters that climb, each pedestal-footed design is signed by the artist himself. Handmade in Chicago, Illinois.

Visit our blog to meet Matthew and hear his thoughts on public art and inspiration.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Matthew Hoffman

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Matthew Hoffman

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created by

Matthew Hoffman

location

Illinois

Although Matthew Hoffman's public works have been well published and exhibited internationally, he loves to translate them into everyday items and share them widely: "It's fun to make smaller versions [of my work] that people can have in their lives." He adds that he wants to make something “that gives people a little positivity every day. Wherever the piece ends up, they’re living with it, and it’s something that hopefully creates a daily interaction.” Matthew is the custodian of You Are Beautiful, a project to better the world in little ways. The message of this campaign has reached every corner of the globe, with over 2 million stickers shared. The hope is for us to share uplifting thoughts with each other.

Read a Q&A with Matthew.

Handmade Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
paint, maple wood, Birch plywood
Measurements
Varies, approx. 2" L x 5" W x 7" H
Notes
Please handle with care.
Item ID
26532

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UncommonGoodsWhat Wood You Say? Wooden Desk Phrases
 
3.3

(based on 10 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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    (3)

60%

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Pros

No Pros

Cons

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Best Uses

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (9), No (3)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (5), Self (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (9)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect gift!

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from Dover, nh

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Pros

  • Great size for a desk

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods What Wood You Say? Wooden Desk Phrases:

      my friend LOVED her gift. Thank you!!

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      • Yes
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      • Other
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      • Other

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      5.0

      Perfect Gift

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      from Madison, WI

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      Comments about UncommonGoods What Wood You Say? Wooden Desk Phrases:

      I bought one of these for my desk and loved it so much I got one for my husband for Christmas. He loves it. Beautifully made and perfect to sit by a monitor as a reminder. It is fragile though.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Husband
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Smaller than Expected

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      from Madison, WI

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      Pros

      • Unique

      Cons

      • Delicate

      Best Uses

      • Desk display

      Comments about UncommonGoods What Wood You Say? Wooden Desk Phrases:

      My item arrived perfectly packaged and intact. I agree with others, it was smaller than expected. I have it sitting next to my desktop monitor; but I do love it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      much too fragile

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      from Orange County,CA

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      Pros

      • Unique and creative

      Cons

      • Difficult To Package
      • Too Fragile Too Ship

      Best Uses

      • display

      Comments about UncommonGoods What Wood You Say? Wooden Desk Phrases:

      The little "statue" is unique and creative, however, it is very fragile. Mine arrived broken the first time and Uncommon Goods was very responsive and sent out a second one. This one arrived broken in the same place and ditto for the third one.I have given up on this product...it is too bad because I was looking forward to displaying it on my nightstand.

      Service and delivery comments:

      This little statue arrived broken the first time. I called and the person I spoke to was apologetic and asked me many questions about the packaging. It was fairly clear to see how the statue had been broken when it was packed. I explained this as fully as I could and sent pictures. A second one was sent out immediately and the packing appeared to be exactly the same and the statue arrived broken in the same exact place. I thought the third time would be a charm, but it wasn't...just a repeat of the 1st and 2nd shipments. I asked for a refund. There are 2 disappointing issues here: the obvious is not being able to own this piece and secondly, that the piece was packaged the same way 3 times with no apparent regard for my comments.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not the quality product I expect from Uncommongoods

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      from New York

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Size Quality Dont Price

        Best Uses

          Comments about UncommonGoods What Wood You Say? Wooden Desk Phrases:

          The product was flimsy and small. Not worth the price at all

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          • Yes
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          • Other
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          • Other

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          5.0

          Love this!

          By 

          from Stamford, CT

          Pros

          • Inspirational
          • Perfectly sized
          • well-executed

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Personal inspiration

            Comments about UncommonGoods What Wood You Say? Wooden Desk Phrases:

            I just love this little piece of word art. It's delicate, but with lots of impact. Beautiful execution. The words themselves are very flexible, so I think it should even survive a bump or two on my kitchen counter. Inspirational. So glad I treated myself to this.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Too small, too fragile

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            from San Antonio, tx

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            Comments about UncommonGoods What Wood You Say? Wooden Desk Phrases:

            While this product is neat, it's too small and way too fragile. Mine arrived broken. I glued it back together only to find it was cracked in another place. Glued that back together as well. So, the end result is that your see two places that were glued. Was way too expensive for the quality of product.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
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            • Other

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Not what I expected

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            from Michigan

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            Comments about UncommonGoods What Wood You Say? Wooden Desk Phrases:

            Cute but looked cheap...thought it would be of better quality.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Child
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Smaller than expected

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            from Pine Hill, NJ

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            Pros

            • Gets The Point Across
            • Just Wish It Was Larger
            • Well done

            Cons

            • On the Small Side

            Best Uses

            • Wonderful gift

            Comments about UncommonGoods What Wood You Say? Wooden Desk Phrases:

            It was securely packaged, which was nice because it is even more delicate than I expected.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes, Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
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            • Other

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect Give for encouraging someone

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            from Texas

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            Comments about UncommonGoods What Wood You Say? Wooden Desk Phrases:

            this is the perfect gift to give someone who needs encouraging. It is small and can be displayed on a desk, a window sill or just about anywhere.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes, Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
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            • Other

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