Rustic Cherry

Let’s celebrate and appreciate the wood species Cherry. Not just cherry whatever either, we hand select our cherry pieces for rustic character. 

That means sap wood is IN.

Take a look at this Wendy below, can you tell me which picture is the brand new handmade cutting board, and which picture shows some age?

If you said pic 2, you are correct. Cherry naturally ages over time, deepens in color and most will agree, becomes even more beautiful. Who know’s what will speed up the aging process?

Now the pieces that are Cherry – Maple combo’s, the wood is selected for contrast, not character.  Make sense?


See what I mean? Who’s older and or has maybe seen some sunshine??  

How about our Kelly Board, see the difference?

Kelly Aged Rustic Cherry
Brand New Kelly Rustic Cherry

The brand new cherry is quite blond and can have a bit of a pink tone…I’m trying to get them all into the sunshine before offering them for sale. 
Hearts in Rustic Cherry

Sandy in Rustic Cherry

Thanks for stopping by our little blog, comments are welcome. And, if you need a cutting board for yourself, or for a gift, contact us, and we don’t mean maybe :-)

Wendy – Preston

End Grain Prestons!!

More craft fairs coming up and we have been so busy. The Preston cutting board design is a favorite (Thank you Richard Preston) so…introducing the “End Grain Preston”
 Rustic Cherry End Grain 16″ x 22″ x 1 1/8″
Drip edge only on one side, reversible!
$120  Local Pick Up and Delivery


Our first counter top! 25 1/2″ x 26 1/2″ x 2″ in Rustic Cherry. Due to the size of our planer, this was built in 3 pieces. White cabinet by IKEA, nice contrast, do you agree?

Collecting the cherry pieces, a certain length was needed.  Took a bit longer to source, but not bad. The 2″ thickness gives weight, I’m so glad we were able to offer this.

Clamped up!
This is going to be so pretty!
Time for sanding, sanding, sanding, which is the most boring part, but VERY important.
Ready for the mineral oil, we like the butcher block conditioner by Howard.
Love this, so much so, that I think we need one to keep.  Adding a counter piece to our stand alone under-counter fridge? I think so.