Gowanus Furniture Co.

Here's a new one:

This part of a new line of single-letter monogrammed boards. The one above is a "G" - "dash-dash-dot" - in walnut. The rest of the board is hard maple, as usual. Can do any letter as well, obvs.

Each board made by me, and tagged as well:

They're 13" by 16", wall mountable, and with slick side handholds. 1.25" thick.


Full details here.

Available from me directly, or By Brooklyn.


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If you haven't heard, there's a hurricane tropical storm on it's way. So I'm technically in Zone B. But across the street is Zone A! But across the street is also Zone C. My part of Gowanus is clearly the nexus of the universe.

Should be fine. I'm all casual-like now, snug in my nexus-area apt, catching up on blog posts - but we'll see how it all goes when CSO might be heading down my street...



Two new products were unveiled at By Brooklyn on Aug 20 - (thanks to all who came out!) - take a look at these two new creations:

Over Stove Board

This board sits on your stove (or my stove, or any stove) - there are two high-temperature silicone cords on the bottom to let it rest sturdily on the burners. It's especially convenient because, really, who has enough counter space?

Two sizes - 7" wide for small stoves (like mine below so can leave some space between the board and the other burners), 9" wide for larger stoves.

(Obviously, people - don't turn on the stove below the cutting board. If the grates are still a bit hot, it's ok, but the stove must be off.)

Lime Board

Sometimes (most times?) all I need is a board to cut a lime. It's also great as a dedicated garlic board so keep the garlic from making its presence known elsewhere. $25 at  By Brooklyn.

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Just dropped this off at the Bilotta showroom.

One of the biggest boards I've made yet at 19" x 22". Take a look at the lip on the front and the juice reservoir. It says "BK" for Bilotta Kitchens, arranged vertically.

The grain on this one is absolutely gorgeous, I think.

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Last weekend was up hiking in the Adirondacks. I sent the invite to the event on Saturday right before I left for a region with no cellular service - a very antisocial way of using social media.

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Great trip, we spent two nights in tents and the first and last nights in lodges up there. Full report forthcoming, but will leave this picture of a Backpacking Cutting Board (or Lime Board, if you will), in use.

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So I have the event at By Brooklyn next weekend (8/20, 2-5pm), and have been working a number of new pieces that I'll have for sale.  There will be some great stuff to looks at, touch, and smell, as well as an opportunity to give a board a spin chopping a carrot,mincing an onion, etc.

I'm especially excited about a board that rests on two 3/4" silicone cords - these two "ropes" of silicone embedded in the bottom of the board let you use it on your stove top (when the stove isn't on, of course), and the board won't, slip, teeter, or totter.

Don't know about you, but my lack of counter space makes the stove a great option. (Pics soon.)

Do come by and say hello.

This end-grain board below makes a great gift. And it's even already looks gift-like. Note the new style of slick handholds. Wall-mountable, too.

I do like the scraper, but after seeing how great the walnut looks, kind of wish I left it out. This basic design will be available as a "grab-and-go" item from By Brooklyn or me directly.

I'll also have an assortment of lime/cheese boards. Personally, as much as I love cutting boards, I only usually need to cut a lime or a single piece of cheese or whatever (like most people...). These approx. 4" x 6" boards look/feel/smell great and do the job with aplomb.

And look at that glass!  Got a pair. For $5. That was a fantastic find at a small antiques fair upstate after a friend's lovely wedding. Late '40s early '50s? So cool.

Hope to see you 8/20 - if you're one of the first of those who show up who like Gowanus Furniture Co. on Facebook, I'll have something for you...]]>

Into the woods.

Aug 12 2011 | 0 comments

Time for a trip up to the Adirondacks.  For months, I'd been trying to make a proper Backpacking Cutting Board. I wanted an approx 5" wide and 3/8" thick piece of maple, about 18" long (with a live edge on both sides) that I could use for my charcuterie and cheese boards. So much room and so easy to pack!

Well, not so easy to make. Each time I built a jig to saw the log, I learned I needed a more sophisticated jig. So much for that.

So much for that. I'll try again soon, but, in the meantime, for this trip, I'll just bring this small guy, which will ably serve when cutting any meats or cheeses. Not the best as far as ounce-miles, but better than using the package.Meats and cheese (and most likely some bourbon) on the menu. Follow me on Twitter to see pics of the board in action.






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