Wood You?

Sustainable serving pieces you can't shake a stick at

It's not often that we find inspiration in a catalog, but we're delighted that even major retailers are helping customers live organically. Thus, we present some of our favorite sustainable wood serving pieces:

Spoon sisters: CB2's stunning new tools ($6 to $13) are hand-carved from sustainable, plantation-grown shesham wood. We especially love the long-handled spoon and the wide, flat server.

Advantage, vintage: French and American oak wine barrel toppers become lazy Susans ($125) in their second life. Handmade in Texas, each piece is unique, both in finish and in the stamp of its origin.

Bamboo-zled: When putting out your next cheese plate, reach for a sustainably sourced, organic bamboo knife ($16) that can slice through even hard cheeses.

Board shorts: Craftsman Geoffrey Lilge fashions serving boards ($164) from Forest Stewardship Council-certified walnut. Form meets function with the round handle, which is easy to grip and can be used to hang the sturdy pieces.

Painted ladies: Milk Farm Road takes antique, hand-carved wooden spoons ($50 to $80) and dip-dyes them for an eye-catching pop of color.