My name is Michael Laico and I have been operating my wood shop and sign shop for more than 35 years. I have always enjoyed woodworking.

We live in the beautiful mountains of northern Greenville, South Carolina. My daughter Lauren enjoys helping me in the shop when she has time and hiking with me. This picture was taken at Max Patch in North Carolina along the Appalachian Trail.

Most days I spend in the shop is started by planning ahead and reviewing orders, then finishing up the previous days work, selecting raw lumber for the next projects. When purchasing hardwoods, I purchase the best quality sustainable hardwoods available, most often I will pay a higher price but in return I get the best quality hardwoods.

Each piece is different in grain and color even if the wood is the same pieces. I work with highly figured walnut, cherry, maple, ambrosia maple, birds-eye maple along with some imported woods as needed depending on the project. Trying to source from sustainably managed forest lumber.

Each piece I create is skillfully crafted from solid wood, no veneers, sanding is all done by hand which takes an incredible amount of time to get each piece smooth and ready for applying the final finish. Applying the finish is also done by hand, no brushes or pads, this is where the character and grain of the wood is really revealed. They are handcrafted heirlooms lasting a lifetime!

My work is unique and will make your home inviting. An inviting home is warm, full of love and where the family and friends are always welcome and is the best feeling in the world. Home cooked meals, desserts, fellowship, love of family and friends make our home a Happy Home!


Beautiful home cooked food deserves to be beautifully presented. My handmade cutting boards and serving boards are perfect for preparing food and serving straight to the table. A good cutting board belongs in every kitchen. If you enjoy cooking and entertaining guest on a regular basis, you may want to have multiple boards for cutting, cheese tasting, pizzas, hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting and dessert displays.

walnut maple and cherry cutting boards serving boards cheese boards

You will find numerous photos of my work throughout my blog or visit my website for more information, images and ordering, click SHOP NOW to link to my website. 

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thank you, Michael



Cheese Boards

Black Walnut cutting board









Above; board in progress!





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Meet Lizzie and Leo! Lizzie is our calico and Leo is her baby son! Lizzie is around 6 years old and Leo is 3 years old. They are both good hunters and often bring lizards and mice to the front door, trying to sneak them inside.

Lizzie and Leo




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    • thank you so much! I was cruising around today and found your site too! I have 4 pair of reading glasses and I am always can’t find where I put them!! Joke around our house is they got in the recycle with all the newspaper! 🙂

  2. Hi Michael–I just wanted to let you know that I am passing the torch to you–I received the very Inspiring Blogger Award this morning and now I wish to, in turn share and pass the honor to you—Congratulations my friend
    May you continue sharing with us all your gifts and talents—
    hugs to you_ Julie

    • Hi Julie! I hope you guys are ready for the snow? It all started here around 5:00 and we have 1 inch already, we are suppose to get 10 to 12 inches. We are ready for it but don’t really want it. This snow will be on top of the snow we got on Monday evening.

      Thank YOU!! for passing along the Inspiring Blogger Award, I have never been one to accept awards. I saw your post today but is there a link that I can read about all of this too?

      Big hugs, stay warm!

      • Hi Michael–here’s a link to Stuart’s post today regarding his award and how he went about it and he in turn provide a link back to who honored him—it can be a bit troublesome but in some ways I like it because it will bring people by to visit who may not have otherwise stumbled our way

        We’ve had rain, more rain and more rain, accented with sleet, freezing rain and occasional snow—supposedly we are to have snow overnight—I’ll believe it when I see it—I’m ready for spring!!!! The schools have been called on three separate occasions for snow that never materialized….
        I just want you to know that I do find your blog amazing and I have been gently blessed by following it—
        Hugs and love Michael—Julie

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