Q: What type of woods do you use?
A: We currently use eight different kinds of wood, and most of them are classified as hardwoods. They are white maple, African mahogany, poplar, cherry, cedar, walnut, red oak, alder, and sugar pine. For our very popular cutting boards, we use eight of these woods (all but sugar pine, which is too soft).
Q: Why do you use these woods?
A: We use them for a variety of reasons. As mentioned, most of them are hardwoods, which make them excellent for our very popular cutting boards. We also selected them for their unique aesthetic properties, like the iconic deep brown walnut, the rich red cedar, and the classic bright white maple.
Q: Where do you get your woods?
A: We use a local lumber yard right here in Albuquerque. All of our woods are non-threatened species, too.
Q: Does each father work on a specific item, or is it a team effort?
A: It’s certainly a team effort. We all contribute to every single product and have a hand in every stage.
Q: Are the cutting boards all natural? What about handmade?
A: Yes, the cutting boards are all natural and made with entirely food safe processes, including wood safe glues and treatments. We do not use peanut oil or any other potential allergen on our cutting boards, either. They are also handmade and not mass produced.
Q: What’s the benefit of the end grain up cutting boards?
A: Traditionally used for butcher block cutting boards, the end grain up style is very strong. If you are looking for upmost durability, certainly check out our end grain up cutting boards.
Q: Are you caskets really kosher?
A: Yes, our caskets have been certified kosher by a local rabbi right here in Albuquerque. They include a 5 year warranty, and are guaranteed made with no metal or animal byproducts of any kind.
Q: How do the wine bottle holders stand upright?
A: When a wine bottle is placed in the holder, the combination of the weight and the precise 45 degree angle allow the unit to stand. The wine bottle can be empty or full, and anything in between. The key to everything is the very precise 45 degree cut. If off only slightly, standing would not be possible.
Q: Do you do custom items? What about very large items?
A: Yes! Please contact us for your custom needs. We’d love to work with you to make your piece a reality. We are happy to do pieces of any size, though at this time we do not ship large items.
Q: Why do you charge shipping?
A: Because our items are high-quality, handmade, substantial woodcraft products, they are quite heavy. Many online retailers offer free shipping, but their products weigh a fraction of ours, and are often also much lower quality. Due to this high weight, we charge shipping in order to help cover a portion of our shipping costs. We strive to keep our prices low, and we feel our shipping fees are very reasonable. And don't forget, we do offer free shipping on any order of $150!
Q: Can I return an item?
A: Of course! If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, we offer a 30-day return policy. Please note the item must be in unused condition. Please visit our return policy page for more information.
Q: How do I care for my cutting board (or any of our other products)?
A: Caring for all-natural wood products is simple. Please visit our care guide for more information.
Q: Why are some of your woods more expensive than others?
A: Because we buy our wood directly from a lumber yard, we pay very up-to-date prices for each wood type. The price of wood, like many resource items, shifts depending on availability and the current market. The demand for certain woods is traditionally higher due to unique characteristics and popularity. In the case of our woods, walnut and African mahogany are prized for their durability and distinct color and grain, respectively. All of these factors influence the raw material price, which in turn impacts our price on finished products.