WoodriverWoodcrafts

Where Function Meets Art!

Colorado, United States · 448 Sales

WoodriverWoodcrafts

Where Function Meets Art!

Colorado, United States 448 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(137)

Announcement   We make cutting boards that provide your home with function and art! Custom orders and new ideas are always welcome – some of our best sellers were once someone else’s suggestion.

Please contact me for international shipping prices.

Announcement
Last updated on May 2, 2016

We make cutting boards that provide your home with function and art! Custom orders and new ideas are always welcome – some of our best sellers were once someone else’s suggestion.

Please contact me for international shipping prices.

Josh Strimbu

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Josh Strimbu

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5 out of 5 stars
(137)
StratLadyK

StratLadyK on Jun 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you! My 25 yr. old son loves it! He has a pricless 'top of the line' Ibanez RG, that he purchased from a friend, shortly before he died from brain cancer. Now, your beautiful art, adds to my son's continuing story......

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Updates

We created a new tray for putting boards together. This is a shot of one of the pieces of wood being drilled to create the tray. This shot of the drilling just catches the beauty of woodworking.

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Apple Cutting Board
US$35.00
Finding just the right pieces to create more boards

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Heart Shaped Cutting Board
US$35.00
Our eldest helping out in the process of making boards for a local craft show.

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Handmade Oval Cutting Board
US$30.00

About

From Wands and Swords to Cutting Boards

Our shop began at the suggestion of a family member seeing wands made as toys for our children in a Facebook post.

It was 2009 and we attended the renaissance festival. Money was tight and our three boys desperately wanted the wands and swords sold at various kiosks. We convinced them that wands and swords made by Dad would be much better than any we could buy that day.

They went for it and Josh set out to make wands and swords from scrap wood with only a belt sander to shape the wood with. The boys were thrilled with these toys, though Josh felt he could do better. He kept making them and started selling on Etsy. He displayed his work at a small holiday shopping event his work held and gained more confidence and purchased a lathe.

Over time Josh has continued to evolve his work. As wands began to be less popular, he was already working on bottle stoppers, bottle openers, ice cream scoops, and pizza cutters for the kitchen. He evolved further to cutting boards and dabbled a little with cheese planers and bread knives. Ultimately Josh settled into cutting boards as our primary product.

His cutting boards were noticed by a local restaurant in the process of opening a new location. After creating sample tables that had the look of his cutting boards, he was given the job to create the tables. You can find his tables at Root Down DIA in terminal C if you every fly out of Denver, CO.

We continue to participate in shows (Fine Art or Craft) in the Denver area, mountain towns, and front range area. Three local stores also carry our boards.

About the boards:

The wood in our cutting boards is joined using FDA approved TiteBond lll wood glue and it is finished with a natural food grade mineral oil, making it 100% safe for food contact.

We try to use reclaimed or rescued wood as much as possible. This means that each board is a unique creation. The boards you see through out our store are pieces that we have created recently and are not the board you will receive. Please let us know if you see a particular color scheme you would like us to replicate. We do our best to match based on wood available to us.

The majority of our pieces are crafted from hardwoods rescued from local hardwood wholesaler’s scrap heap. Your cutting board may contain any of the following species of wood: African Mahogany, Alder, Ash, Bloodwood, Bubinga, Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba), Chechen, Cherry, Curly Cherry, Domestic Mahogany, Domestic Walnut, Hickory, Maple, Padauk, Peruvian Walnut, Purple Heart, Red Oak, Red Grandis, Rustic Walnut, Sapele, Soft Maple, Teak, White Oak, Wenge.

All they need is a good home :) Thanks for stopping by and we hope you enjoy our work!

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  • Josh Strimbu

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    As a child I worked with my father on woodworking projects. It was a love that I rediscovered in 2008 with my boys. Reigniting my creativity has been a joy! I create unique functional art from wood that I rescue from going to trash.

  • Danielle Strimbu

    Photographer, Marketer, Owner

    I love photography, so it has been a lot of fun to take over on the photography of our products. I also help out on the back end - helping with creating and editing listings, marketing and other tasks along the way.

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Last updated on May 18, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

Your order will include care instructions for your board. In the meantime, you can review these instructions:

To help your board last and remain as beautiful as the day you receive it, we recommend the following:
-Scrape food off board
-Sprinkle with coarse salt and lemon juice use a cloth to scrub the surface
-Rinse with cold water
-Dry immediately
-Treat with butcher block oil, mineral oil, or a blend with bees wax with one of these oils to keep wood in good condition
-Sponge your board with household bleach for tough stains, but minimize the time bleach is on the wood to avoid discoloration
-You not use soap or detergent to prevent weakening the wood's fiber
-Do not leave in standing water
-Do not wash in the dishwasher

Can a note be enclosed with the purchase for a gift?

Yes, include what the note should say in your order.