Cutting Boards and Kentucky Backroads Photography

| Columbia, Kentucky

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Announcement    Welcome to my store...and thanks for stopping by. Kentucky woodworker and “Country” photographer here, specializing in crafting products and prints from the heart of Kentucky to your home...with love!


Last updated on Jan 31, 2021

Welcome to my store...and thanks for stopping by. Kentucky woodworker and “Country” photographer here, specializing in crafting products and prints from the heart of Kentucky to your home...with love!



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Robert Ellis

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On Etsy since 2013

Kentucky Woodworker And Photographer

My woodworking career began in the mid 90's after leaving the U.S. Air Force. I've always appreciated the Shaker style furniture, it's utilitarian usefulness, yet simplistic design. I began building a few pieces for the home, based on that look. Eventually, I created a small line of that style and sold them to various dealers throughout Kentucky. After building hundreds of pieces over a roughly seven year period, I was looking for something new to try. Over the years I had been putting aside small "interesting" pieces of wood that wasn't large enough for use in furniture building. I had seen an article in a magazine for a beautiful cutting board, so I gave it a try. I suppose that's where I got my start in making cutting boards. Just guessing I've probably made thousands over the years-and I still enjoy making them.

I have been blessed to have been raised in Kentucky, a place that is rich and abundant in beautiful hardwoods. Kentucky has species of trees that are perfect for cutting boards, and I might add, trees that yield beautiful colors and contrasts in the wood itself.

What I like most about making these boards is the challenge of getting just the right balance and placement of colors, attempting to create a perfectly "harmonious" piece of work. I must add, if you see any beauty, any talent in my work, I acknowledge it's from the Lord, and it has been given, borrowed if you will, from Him!

My greatest joy is shipping these to homes all over America and receiving such wonderful feedback-it really doesn't get much better than that!

The Photographer...this was something I had to learn to do since I started selling online way back in 2013. A pair of Mourning Doves in front of my shop, a number of years ago, helped me to transition from product photography to doing it for a hobby...these Doves lingered in front of my shop for 2 or 3 days and the fun of photographing them is how I developed the desire to pursue photography with more zeal, this and a few positive comments about my photos helped to get the ball rolling. I also sold prints and received gushing comments that made me blush when I started offering them at art festivals. I find great joy in traipsing the backroads of Kentucky looking for interesting opportunities. The center of my work will always bend towards, old barns, old houses, antique tractors, farm animals, and generally any photo worthy landscapes of Kentucky. My goal and desire is to showcase the great state of Kentucky to the world.

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Production partners

  • MPIX (Photo Lab)

    Pittsburg, KS

    They provide the printing service for my photography and are nationally recognized for creating high quality prints.

  • Nations Photo Lab

    Cockeysville, Md.

    One of the leading photography print companies in the Nation.

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Last updated on Apr 28, 2016
Frequently asked questions
How do I take care of my cutting board, utensil?

Care instructions are included with each shipment.

Can you add a personal note with the order?

Yes. Just include what you want the note to say on order.

What if the item is damaged during shipment?

Contact me to so I can work on getting a replacement/refund for you.

What if the package is lost or never delivered?

Contact me so I can work with the Post Office to locate, or in the event it was lost by the Post Office I can send you a replacement.