If you want those pristine Greenmarket ingredients to have an equally local and stunning kitchen mate, cut straight to our favorite, locally produced cutting boards:
Gary Baum of City Beautiful Carpentry has his hand in numerous food-related carpentry projects, including the construction of Saxelby Cheesemongers. Now he's selling beautiful end-grain boards ($75) assembled from odds and ends from his cabinetry projects and from reclaimed scraps, such as lumber from the Coney Island boardwalk. Available at Bklyn Larder; citybeautifulcarpentry.com
Nils Wessell, former assistant to Cut Brooklyn knife maker Joel Bukiewicz, launched Brooklyn Butcher Blocks from a basement workspace in Sunset Park. His durable butcher blocks and cheeseboards ($150 each) are constructed from Pennsylvania cherry and walnut wood and finished with New York City beeswax. Available at Cut Brooklyn, Brooklyn Victory Gardens and The Brooklyn Kitchen; brooklynbutcherblocks.com
Pete Raho of Gowanus Furniture Co. is taking cutting boards beyond their wooden beginnings, customizing boards with Morse-coded initials inlaid in walnut ($90 to $350). Petite city kitchen workspaces can be maxed out with clever over-sink and -stove versions that have slots for knives and even slide-out mini cutting boards. Available at By Brooklyn or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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