I have started making one of a kind cutting boards and serving boards! Each board is numbered and is designed to be unique so that it can be displayed in your home but also makes a great accessory for cooking, cutting and serving.
Like all the boards, I hand select each piece of walnut, maple or cherry. Did I mentioned all my boards are handcrafted one at a time by me and only me and they all have beautiful grain, shiny finish, and smooth to the touch.
My supplier for walnut told me today that the price of walnut is going up very soon, it appears that there is a shortage of walnut. Only hope that the price doesn’t go up too much!
The above board is Curly Flamed Maple, as you can see it has beautiful color and character! My wife really loves the Curly Flamed Maple, if I don’t get a buyer for this board she said that she will be keeping it.
What do you think of my new boards?
45 thoughts on “One of A Kind”
wow, that last one looks like a big steak! 🙂 really neat works, michael.
thank you Tex, my wife really loves the streaks, that is created from the extra time in the kiln!
Incredible and so beautiful both pieces are masterful. I think they are collectors items that will be treasured additions. Amazing.
thank you Suzanne! 🙂
Not even sure what to say… spectacular? amazing? super stylish? YOU are one of a kind!
oh wow, thank you Sally!! 🙂
These are all lovely, and I have to agree with your wife’s choice! 🙂
I saw on a blog yesterday where the blog family lives on a farm and they cut down a HUGE CHERRY tree and cut it into pieces for their fireplace. I wanted to scream. 😦
thank you, I can’t believe people do that but they do that every day. I run across that around here to, crazy!
Timber has to be the most sensuous working material! What a wonderful craft to have, Michael.
I love those cutting boards! Unfortunately we are moving, I can’t purchase anything. Besides, my husband is a woodworker and would kill me for buying something he could make himself (although I do not doubt the quality and craftsmanship of your work!). That reminds me, I need to reply to your email about what happened with our floor!
I understand Kathryn, I saw your email, glad it all worked out ok! 🙂
Love the wood used for the second board in particular Michael. It has a very attractive effect. They are both lovely!
Yes, the color is wonderful! thank you Cathy!
Great idea, Michael. Your work is always so beautiful and functional too.
thank you Cynthia!
These are both beautiful. I can see why your wife loves the curly flamed maple so much!
Your boards are works of art. 🙂
So pretty! That curly flame maple is verly cool!
Lots beautiful color and unique!
Fabulous! You have finally broken me down. I must have that curly flamed maple board. Your work is truly beautiful.
Hi Gretchen! you will love this board, I wen to send you and email and noticed you sent me one earlier, look for an email back! 🙂
Just sent payment, can’t wait to get the board!
thank you, got it, I will ship to you on Monday!!! My wife was disappointed that it sold so now she wants me to find more Curly Flamed Maple to make another one!
When my husband looks at wood in magazines or we see some on TV I also tell him I want it! Unfortunately there is never time. Once he is done building his garage maybe he will finally build me something again!
I understand, and I am sure he will start woodworking again! Sounds like he is building a great place for a woodshop 🙂
I love that curly maple. You don’t see much of that anymore!
I know, especially when it has been “flamed”
They are gorgeous, Michael. These are even better than your earlier boards because they have such personality 😉 I’m happy to see in the comments they are finding good homes 😉
thank you Elizabeth! Looks like we are in for a lot of rain this weekend, it will do the garden good 🙂 I hope you have a great weekend, maybe you will get some rain too!
Everything is so dry here, especially after the recent heat. It finally began raining hear in early evening, but most of it went around us. We need more, and I am hoping we get an inch or so over the next few days. Did you recognize the Begonia I sent you in the photos? Has yours bloomed yet? Hope you’re well, and having a great time working on the new designs. Best wishes, E
I hope you get rain too, sounds like we all need it! I thought I did and yes the one I got from you is about to bloom any day now. It’s has grown a lot. How are the Lemon Lime hostas?
They are gorgeous! The pots are full of new leaves now. i still have them in shade, and will move them to a more forward position when this heat breaks. They are beautiful 😉 Rain is close now… we got some overnight, too. Everything looks very dry and we have lots of leaves already fallen.
That’s great, they must like the soil and the shade! 🙂
They are beautiful and I can see that you take great pride in your work. Also that Curly Flamed Maple is so cool looking.
thank you Ida!! I hope you have a great weekend! 🙂
My dishes are “basketweave” by Pillivuyt. They can be found at Williams-Sonoma. I just buy a piece or two when they’re on sale as they are quite pricey. I use them mostly for blog photos, but hope to have enough for a dinner party one of these days 🙂
Thank you Liz, I just checked out the Williams-Sonoma web site, they are expensive, I would have to buy them a piece at a time too! 🙂
Love the new look here, Michael! Very clean and easy to read. Your one-of-a-kind boards are gorgeous! I can see why the curly flamed maple sold so quickly – it is beautiful.
Hi Susan, thank you, I like it too! Everyone likes the Curly Flame Maple! 🙂
You craft such beautiful pieces!
So gorgeous – one day I will be able to get one and I know that I will want the curly maple – it’s a favorite of mine anyway! 🙂
The Curly Flamed Maple has been popular, I have a couple of Quilted Flamed Maple boards coming out of the shop soon that I will post!