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We make a variety of items designed for use around the house.  Many are "kitchen" items but also include vases, bowls and a rather unique collection of Ikebana style vases.

Bread/Bagel Knives:  These Knives are available in three formats: Standard (made from a single wood species), Laminated (the frame is made from a single species but the handle is created by laminating a number of different species together) and Turned where the frame is made from a single species but the handle is composed of a second species and turned on a lather for a more comfortable fit.)  Typical species used for the frame include: oak, cherry, maple, padauk, tulip wood and mahogany.  Typical species used for both laminated and turned handles include all of the above and purple heart, cocobolo, zebra wood, yellow heart and canarywood.  Others may be available from time to time.  The blades are serrated stainless steel and last for many years.  These knives are NOT considered dishwasher safe and should be cleaned by hand washing with a mild dishwashing soap and drying immediately.

Since the cutting action of these knives is 90 degrees from the traditional bagel and/or bread knives, these knives come in both right handed and left handed versions.  For households that include both right handed and left handed members, an "ambidextrous" version (two handles) is available.

Ulu Knives: Ulu knives originated in Alasks and are used by the Inuits for skinning fish and game.  They have found a use outside of Alaska as chopping type knives.  Their curved stainless steel blades are perfect for chopping things like onions, garlic, peppers and herbs.  Used in either a chopping action or a rocking action, they take away the stress of using a standard handled knife.

The handles of these knives are often made from recycled lubmer as well as traditional domestic and exotic woods.  Each knife comes with a complimentary stand.

Cheese Trays:  Cheese trays consist of a solid hardwood platter approximately 10.5-11.5 inches in diameter with a ceramic disc/tile inserted.  The outer rim of the platter is recessed to hold crackers, chips etc.  Platters are made of either cherry, oak or walnut.  Discs vary and include NJ shore scenes, floral designs or solid colors.  Cheese knives and scrapers are available in matching woods.

Chip & Dip Trays and Bowls:  Chip and dip trays are similar tot the cheese boards except that the discs are smaller and recessed to allow for placement of dip bowls which are available in matching woods.  Chip trays are made of cherry, oak and walnut.  Bowls are made of a variety of wood species.

Hot Plates:  Like the chip trays and cheese boards, the hot plates are made of either cherry, walnut or oak and contain a ceramic or marble disc upon which hot pots, plates or bowls can be placed.  The discs vary from plain design to floral, seashore or fruit.  They are usually about 9 inches in diameter and are fitted with a handle of a complimentary or contrasting wood species.  The handles vary.

Salt & Pepper Grinders:  We make a number of salt and pepper grinder/mills in several designs and woods.  Woods range domestic species such as oak, cherry and maple to exotic species such as padauk, wenge, canarywood and purple heat to name a few.  Often two species are combined to make an interesting one-of-a-kind design.  Mills/grinders are made in three basic styles: the mini-grinder measuring about 3 inches in height and 2.-3 inches in diameter; the "standard" mill with a height of about 4 inches and diameter of about 3 inches and finally the classic style with an antique style grinding mechanism and stands about 7 inches tall and 3 inches in diameter.

Pops has currently developed the technique of casting wood with various resins hand has recently introduced a line of pepper mills that are a combination of wood and resin.  They are truly unique!

Photos available soon!

Bowls and Platters:  These one-of-a-kind bowls are made from a variety of species including domestic and exotic woods.  Created to make best use of the particular wood blank, they may vary in size, shape and overall design.  All bowls and platters are finished with a minimum of two coats of Tung Oil Finish to enhance grain and figure followed by a minimum of three coats of a food safe bowl finish.  Finally, the bowls or platters are buffed with tripoli, white diamond and coated with carnuba wax,  This treatment provides a durable finish which should last for years.  Despite the extensive finishing, these bowls and platters should not be considered dishwasher safe and should be cleaned by wiping with a warm solution of dishwasher soap and dried.