The Woodsman Toys - Creating wooden toys since 1986

Testimonials - The Woodsman Toys

Customer Comments, Feedback from customers:



Dear Doug and Bobbie,

We just got the trucks in the mail! They are better then I even imagined....I love how the natural car transporter looks against the all brown cars that ride on it! My friend is equally as happy with hers! The fire truck is so gorgeous, I love the dark red stain, I might keep it on shelf just to admire it! Just kidding, our son is going to love seeing these things under the tree. We only do handmade presents, no plastics and a very limited number so we love them to be the best of quality & pieces we will have for ever! Thanks for adding to this tradition! The little trains are great too, we also have a little 8 month old who always "borrows" big brothers things so this will be a special item just for him! His first train, how generous to add this! We have many birthdays that run from April till August so I know that we will be ordering again soon and telling everyone how wonderful they are!

Many Thanks and Happy Holidays!
—Alexyss Schatzman



I received my order of your wonderful wooden toys on Saturday. I was just like a kid opening up the box to see what I had ordered for my grandchildren. They were better than your website pictures. Real wooden toys, constructed for heavy duty play, and made in the USA. I have not ordered or bought anything in quite a while that has pleased me as much as your wooden toys . I can not wait to see my grandchildren open these presents on Christmas morning.

Thank you and again, Merry Christmas to you and yours and a Happy New Year.
—Bill Atwell


Happy Customers


Look at everyone's smiles. Thank you for your excellent craftsmanship. My son is so happy that Carter has a durable toy that he can play with and ENJOY.

Again, Thank You This company went above and beyond "EXCELLENCE" and customer service!!

Through all the confusion I caused, the product is SUPERB!

Thank You again for all your hard work and effort !!





Hi Doug,

I just got back from Afghanistan last weekend; I cracked open the box you sent me and.... Wow, I mean the pictures you sent were great but actually seeing the final product...insane!!! Thank you so much again! Honestly I love them! I have been working on the game board and trying to finalize the game, as soon as I'm done I'll send you some pictures. I actually have one other thing I think you could help me build. It's kind of along the lines of what you just built for me only a lot bigger. I'll sent you a picture of it later if your down to build it. Doug, again, thank you.

Take care and I really look forward to doing business with you in the future.




The dump truck arrived yesterday and our grandson is enjoying it immensely! He particularly likes to put his arm through the dump gate so that he can push the truck around the room. It is a delightful toy and a perfect balance to the flashing lights/singing plastic toys he has been gifted.

—Del Halstead-Nussloch



I just got my baby nieces wooden clothes rack in the mail today. It is so ADORABLE!!!! It is exactly what I ordered and it is just perfect I really can’t wait for her to open it on Christmas morning. I am thrilled with the colors, and the style and all of it.

Thank you for such a gorgeous gift, I know she will be able to use it for so many years to come!!



I bought one of the boys coat racks and it just arrived at my grandsons house today in Saratoga Springs, New York. He loves it, he had to help mom put it up and put his coats on it. He is 2 1/2 years old. My daughter sent me a picture of it, it really turned out awesome. Thanks so much I will be ordering again soon, and I will recommend you to every one I know who has little kids.

Thanks again,


Happy Customer

Doug & Bobbie,

This is long over due but I wanted to tell you how much my daughter LOVED receiving Jacob's Choo Choo.

I didn't tell my daughter that I had the package sent but she called me after she set it up and was so thrilled. Jacob (aka, the cutest baby in the world) is only 10 months old so he cannot fully appreciate it yet (although he enjoys chewing on it).

I know he will love playing with it when he is a little older. I was on your website today deciding what my next purchase from you should be. You two have such warm and loving spirits.

I am so glad that I met you both.

Take care and thank you again.
—Leslie Smith


Happy Customer

Thanks so much for rushing to get us the semi-truck a couple weeks ago.

I meant to contact you sooner to thank you but got caught up in our vacation. My son loves the truck. He has even handed over one of his plastic monstrosities, because he likes his new wood one so much, which makes me very happy.

We try to instill an appreciation for high quality things made using natural and non-toxic materials.

Attached is a picture of our son with his first Woodsman Toy truck. He was under age 1 in the picture and is now 3-1/2. I will try and get a picture of him with the Semi (moving truck; we call it a semi, though) to send you soon.

He still plays with his tow truck all the time, although he doesn't try to ride it anymore.

—Marissa and Benny Aste




Meals On Wheels

We just received our truck!!! Gorgeous, Wonderful, Impressive, Excellent were just a few of the comments!!! Thank you Douglas for a job exceeding what we expected!!!

Thanks again and I will let you know when we receive the lunch box.


Thank you Douglas for the excellent job on the lunch box you created. We are amazed at the time and dedication you have put into this project. I will keep you updated with photos of some of the marketing campaigns as they occur. This exhibit will certainly generate donations to help us provide meals and services for our senior participants!!!

Thanks again on a job well done!!!
From the Office of Jim Fish, President/CEO
By: Debra Marlowe, Organizational Development Coordinator
P.O. Box 2470 Shallotte, NC 28459
(910) 754-2300


Happy Customer

Onyx LOVES his truck, look at his face... need we say more but thank you for making his birthday complete.


With Love,
—Brian and Heather









Customer and Car Carrier
Happy Customer


I just wanted to drop you an email to tell you how much we enjoy your toys! A family member bought the Large Car Carrier for our (now) 14 month old son for Christmas/Birthday gift. He LOVES it! It is his favorite toy...and trust me - this child has plastic, colorful, lighty-musical made in China JUNK up the wazoo! We love it that he prefers these simple, well built toys over all that other stuff. The block truck is on my list next! We will be placing an order with you soon. I recently plugged you guys on my pintrest board, and my facebook wall/timeline. I'm hoping some of my friends & followers will hit you up with some extra business. I attached a couple professional pictures we had taken of our son recently, using your cars as props. They turned out so wonderful! Thanks again for all your hard work and dedication."


—Julie Savoie & Family,
  Denver, Colorado

"Hi Doug,

Thousands of Surfboards!
Thousands of Surfboards!

The final package! Hurray! Thank you for your hard work, craftsmanship and attention to quality. From the first board to the last, they were great. It would have been easy to let the subtle design elements – the hooked nose, rounded edges, etc – slip away toward the end, but the consistency is remarkable. We are more than happy with the overall project. And I’m sure you’ve seen enough surfboards for a while! I will definitely be in touch at some point down the road to consider some additional projects. We do something unique each year for this event, so while it might not be surfboards, we’ll probably come up with something as unusual. Thanks again Doug for a great project. Please keep in touch. I’ll email a couple pics of the full package we’re sending once we have them assembled, including the laser etched boards, packaging, etc."

Best regards,

  Strategic Horizons

Just a note to let you know how much our grandson Jimmy loves his trucks and cars. Thank you so much for the fine work you do in making toys that are a joy to give and perfect for imaginative children to play with for a very long time. Thanks also for the extra train, planes, and automobile that were a terrific surprise! What a nice gesture. They are perfect for small hands, and the propellers are a big hit with our little guy. An extra bonus about the toys you craft is that we enjoy leaving them out in the living room even when our grandson isn't at our home, because they're beautiful. We are confident that the toys you make will be handed down to the next generation because of their quality, beauty and the happy memories they will bring."

Best to you,

—Leilani Collins

The BEST of Birthday Gifts!
"Doug & Bobbie, The children were delighted, even more than we were, if you can believe that. :-) The birthday boy had a bout with the flu, so we delayed our family dinner celebration until yesterday. He squealed in delight as he worked to get his zoo-carrying truck out of the box, pulling the animals out first and finally the truck. All of the children were interested, from 9 months to 6 years old, boys and girls alike. Your toys are a made-in-the-U.S.A. quality to be proud of. Well done, sir and madam. VERY well done. Oh, and thank you for your generosity with the minis. Those stay with Grammie and Grandpa so that everyone has something nice and sturdy to play with when they visit. PERFECT size. We'll do business again-looking forward to seeing your work at this year's Del Mar Harvest. Thank you so much. With Warm Regards."


Wooden Truck Purchase
"Hi Doug, Just wanted to say thanks for a hassle free transaction with the truck. The package arrived well on time and the truck itself looks excellent. Best wishes for a happy new year."


We Love the Truck & the Plane!
"Hi Doug. I just wanted to take a minute and let you know how much my grandson LOVES the large car carrying truck. All the kids love it. In fact, they are all so delighted with the truck and the plane I bought that I'm going to buy more. Not sure what, just yet, but will get together with my husband and we will order for a birthday coming in early February. MARVELOUS toys!! Absolutely the best-and we're so glad to have found you at the Harvest Festival. My girlfriend, Debbie Collins, is equally as delighted with the pieces she bought. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK-it's all about quality and THAT must be your middle name. :-) Thank you so much-I'll be in touch!"


Wooden Car Carrier
"Thank you so much for the truck and for doing the initials. Our son loves it! It was his favorite birthday present."

—Peter and Kristin

"We received the LadyBug Rack yesterday and just love love love it! It is PERFECT. I can't wait for xmas to give it to her. Her Mom is going to scream. We just found out that they are moving and the girls will each have their own room. She will have more than a corner is so great! You guys are the best and I tell folks about you all the time! I may be ordering another one for a xmas gift for our son's girlfriends daughter who is 4. I am glad to be your testimonial and that it makes you happy to know how pleased your customer(s) are. Your racks are not only functional and fun, but they are keepsakes for the children for a lifetime. I see the girls racks over time being used for other things like scarfs, necklaces, etc, when they are teenagers. Girls love those sorts of things. You guys do great work and provide wonderful customer service. You have not heard the last of me!"

  A happy customer

"Dear Doug and Bobbie,

Dear Doug and Bobbie,Thank you so, so much for getting the train sets to me before Christmas!
Sydney's Wooden Train

Thank you so, so much for getting the train sets to me before Christmas - they have been an absolute hit with the kids... and the grown ups! I told my family about how you somehow managed to get those trains shipped to me (with the custom pieces!) in time for Christmas and they were so impressed by the craftsmanship of the trains and your excellent customer service. Also, we LOVE the tractors!! Thank you, thank you for that wonderful surprise. I put the tractors in the kids' stockings which was perfect.

I look forward to ordering from you the next time I need a special gift for someone. Thanks again for helping make our Christmas so fun."