Any woodworker is bound to have scraps lying around their shop and all it takes is a quick phone call to see if they can turn them into a custom cutting board for your kitchen. They will probably be happy to make something from the leftovers and turn a small profit. You'll be happy that you didn't pay outrageous retail prices for a quality cutting board, and that you supported a local artisan.
Jerad says he sells these gorgeous cutting boards, depending on the size, for $20-$50.
• You can see more of his work over at Studio Build.
We're of course putting in an order for our own but we also think it's a great idea to bust out the Yellow Pages or Google a woodworker in your area. Eat local, buy local — and that includes your kitchen furnishings!
• Also check out Jerad's Home Tour over at Apartment Therapy. His mid-century home sports a beautiful handmade kitchen.
(Image: Jerad Foster)