downtoearthwoodworks

Blanks, Planks, and Platters!

Washington, United States · 116 Sales

downtoearthwoodworks

Blanks, Planks, and Platters!

Washington, United States 116 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Thank you for looking! Please feel free to ask questions or request additional info or photos. I prefer to have happy buyers, so don't be afraid to make inquiries before purchasing.

My boards are one of a kind and handmade. Most modern cutting boards are made with glued and laminated wood--I prefer a more natural look but I also prefer my food surfaces to be free of chemicals and glue. Down To Earth Woodworks makes boards with a solid single piece of wood, and uses food grade mineral oil, coconut oil, and a little beeswax as finish.

Measurements for boards are taken at the widest point. If you have questions regarding sizing, please feel free to ask.

Down To Earth Woodworks proudly renders artistic products from raw materials salvaged locally-often from our 100 acre wooded farm/ land trust in the foothills of the North Cascades. Great care is taken to find and identify materials which might otherwise be considered unusable, be it a recycled old growth timber or a section of fallen log in the forest. As stewards of our forest, we are also responsible to recognize the value of the decomposing logs as habitat. The materials are harvested with as little impact to the surrounding area as possible. To the untrained observer, the raw material might easily be passed over and burned as firewood as it barely resembles the final product. Raw materials go through many stages, beginning with rough cutting blocks with a chainsaw and finishing with sanding and oiling. Searching for unique blocks is time consuming, but certainly rewarding to a company dedicated to using entirely reclaimed materials...and exciting to discover a diamond in the rough. We use only food grade mineral oil on our boards, and include easy care instructions with each board (also available in my shop policies). We welcome international orders, please convo and we will set up a reserved listing with accurate shipping costs.

Announcement
Last updated on May 19, 2016

Thank you for looking! Please feel free to ask questions or request additional info or photos. I prefer to have happy buyers, so don't be afraid to make inquiries before purchasing.

My boards are one of a kind and handmade. Most modern cutting boards are made with glued and laminated wood--I prefer a more natural look but I also prefer my food surfaces to be free of chemicals and glue. Down To Earth Woodworks makes boards with a solid single piece of wood, and uses food grade mineral oil, coconut oil, and a little beeswax as finish.

Measurements for boards are taken at the widest point. If you have questions regarding sizing, please feel free to ask.

Down To Earth Woodworks proudly renders artistic products from raw materials salvaged locally-often from our 100 acre wooded farm/ land trust in the foothills of the North Cascades. Great care is taken to find and identify materials which might otherwise be considered unusable, be it a recycled old growth timber or a section of fallen log in the forest. As stewards of our forest, we are also responsible to recognize the value of the decomposing logs as habitat. The materials are harvested with as little impact to the surrounding area as possible. To the untrained observer, the raw material might easily be passed over and burned as firewood as it barely resembles the final product. Raw materials go through many stages, beginning with rough cutting blocks with a chainsaw and finishing with sanding and oiling. Searching for unique blocks is time consuming, but certainly rewarding to a company dedicated to using entirely reclaimed materials...and exciting to discover a diamond in the rough. We use only food grade mineral oil on our boards, and include easy care instructions with each board (also available in my shop policies). We welcome international orders, please convo and we will set up a reserved listing with accurate shipping costs.

Robert Goforth

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Robert Goforth

Shop policies

Last updated on January 31, 2014
Thank you for browsing my shop! Please read descriptions and view photos carefully as these are natural unique cutting boards, blocks, and serving trays. They often have knots, cracks, holes, saw marks, or other features. I do not list boards with features which I believe would affect the structural integrity of the piece, but there may be characteristics on a particular board which may not appeal to you personally.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Shipping
I generally ship within 24 hours during the business week. I try to use as many recycled materials as possible, and I try to keep shipping costs down. I normally ship parcel post or first class parcel but will ship priority if the costs are similar or the piece just fits perfectly into a flat rate box.
Refunds and Exchanges
I wish for all customers to be satisfied with their purchase, please read the description thoroughly before ordering. Feel free to contact me in advance with questions. If the item arrives and is not to your satisfaction, contact me within the first week and we can set up a refund or exchange. You must pay return shipping cost and the item must be returned unused and a 15% restocking fee will be subtracted from your refund.

I will gladly do my best to get a package to you as quickly as possible, but cannot be responsible for shipping delays or issues with delivery on the part of the carrier, therefore refunds of that nature will not be offered.

Custom items cannot be returned, or exchanged
Additional policies and FAQs
Thank you for supporting cottage industry and sustainable forestry!

Down To Earth Woodworks proudly produces artistic products from raw materials salvaged locally-often from our 100 acre wooded farm/ land trust in the foothills of the North Cascades. Great care is taken to find and identify materials which might otherwise be considered unusable, be it a recycled old growth timber or a section of fallen log in the forest. As stewards of our forest, we are also responsible to recognize the value of the decomposing logs as habitat. The materials are harvested with as little impact to the surrounding area as possible. To the untrained observer, the raw material might easily be passed over and burned as firewood as it barely resembles the final product. Raw materials go through many stages, beginning with rough cutting blocks with a chainsaw and finishing with sanding and oiling. Searching for unique blocks is time consuming, but certainly rewarding to a company dedicated to using entirely reclaimed materials...and exciting to discover a diamond in the rough. We use only food grade mineral oil on our boards, and include easy care instructions with each board (also available in my shop policies). We welcome international orders, please convo and we will set up a reserved listing with accurate shipping costs.

Boards are typically measured at widest point. If you have questions about the size of the board, please feel free to ask.

Over the course of time, your cutting board will show wear. You may desire to use one side for cutting and reserve the other side for serving. You may wash with basic hot water and soap but please do not submerge board in water-this may cause the board to crack when it dries. You should also avoid placing very hot items on your board as discoloration will occur.

There are occasionally questions about disinfecting a board—if the need arises, we suggest using full strength vinegar as it is effective against E.Coli, Salmonella, Staph, etc. To eliminate odors from your board such as fish or garlic, rubbing the board with coarse salt, baking soda, or lemon juice works great.

You will want to periodically oil your board. We suggest using food grade mineral oil available at any pharmacy. Generously apply oil, let the oil soak in, and then wipe well with a cloth. We are currently experimenting with replacing Mineral oil with Coconut oil as it is one of the most stable oils and very resistant to rancidity.