RedRoadWoodworks

Handmade Cooking Utensils from the Ozark Mountains

Leslie, Arkansas · 722 Sales

RedRoadWoodworks

Handmade Cooking Utensils from the Ozark Mountains

Leslie, Arkansas 722 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Every order over $100 gets a free jar of spoon salve and if you mention it's a gift, we'll use our prettiest tissue paper too!

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Last updated on Dec 20, 2016

Every order over $100 gets a free jar of spoon salve and if you mention it's a gift, we'll use our prettiest tissue paper too!

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About

Red Road Woodworks

Brad came to the Ozark Mountains in the 1970's from his birthplace in South Louisiana. He homesteaded a nice little piece of land and with some advice from an old local about 'having many eggs in your basket to make a living', Brad began learning how to craft wooden utensils in a little shed on the farm. As his experience grew, so did the demand and Red Road Woodworks was created in 1985. Harvesting local hardwoods from the land himself, Brad shapes the chunks of timber into quality rustic kitchen utensils that are perfect for all your kitchen needs, though some folks just like to look at them. As the woodworks and the farm grew, Brad has extended the work out to his children, who were raised on the steps of the woodshop. Now his grandchildren play on those steps while his children craft the spoons under his direction.

Brad uses both timber sustainably harvested from his land, as well as recovered woods as a result of storm damage and scraps from other area wood workers who require larger pieces than the ones he does. There are about ten steps in the spoon making process, but the final step is everyone's favorite - when they get to oil the finished piece and see it shine with all it's beauty and pride as a sustainably produced piece of functional art. All spoons are oiled with natural edible cooking oils and a little bit of beeswax. With simple basic care like hand washing and an occasional oiling, these spoons should last a lifetime, or even a couple generations.

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  • Brad Archote

    Owner, Owner/Founder

    Brad Archote began Red Road Woodworks in 1985 as a way to help make ends meet as a homesteader in the Ozark Mountains. His craftsmanship made the business a success and he trained his children by his side. 9/8/1953 - 7/20/2014

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Last updated on September 30, 2013
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Returns and exchanges
We will accept returns only after communication in which the buyer presents a reasonable purpose for one. This will be decided on a case by case basis. We strive to be certain that every product shipped is a piece we are proud of so there should be no flaws in the items.
Shipping
We strive to ship out orders 1-3 days from when they are placed. Because our items are handmade, and sometimes we have a heavier production load than others - on rare occasions it may take a little longer. Custom orders or orders for a large quantity of items can take up to a week. If so, firstly, we apologize - secondly, we will email you right away and let you know that your order may take a little longer to ship and we'll refund your purchase if you simply can't wait. BUT, like I said, this is rare, so don't let it effect your interest in ordering!
Additional policies and FAQs
We can take custom orders for specific items or variations on the items we have available. Please inquire! Due to the nature of each item being individually handmade, slight variations will occur with wood grain and appearance from those pictured. Each item is an individual piece with it's own characteristics. Please don't hesitate to ask questions!