On Monday morning I had a stack of sanded boards with no finish, no brass plugs, no tags or booklets and no place to be sold.
Friday afternoon, on my way to a family barbecue in Marin, I stopped at Ring Mountain and hiked to the top of a hill overlooking the bay with 8 of my boards. It was a great way to end the week, snapping pictures for my soon to be launched website (stay tuned). In the previous five days I had finished the boards with a homemade mixture of food grade mineral oil and organic beeswax, inserted the embossed brass plugs made at my friend’s workshop in the Mission and created informational booklets to accompany the pieces.
But, most excitingly, I had found two great stores that wanted to sell them. As of next week you will be able to buy my end-grain butcher blocks at Bernal Cutlery, (across from the infamous Tartine Bakery) in the Mission District of San Francisco and at Atomic Garden in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland.