Q: How did you get into woodworking?

A: I was forced (as a child) to help my dad in the garage when he took up woodworking as a hobby. Little did I know how much I learned. Then I started woodworking as a hobby and decided to use my knowledge as a chef to develop boards that could actually work in a professional kitchen.


Q: Where do you source your wood?

A: I like to stay as local (Arizona) as possible and choose only dealers and sawmills that use sustainable forestry practices.


Q: Why "sustainable forestry practices"?

A: Simply put, it's the right thing to do. Anyone can cut down a tree, mill it up and sell it but when you source wood from like minded people/companies that care about higher forestry standards that truly help the environment, it makes for a better world for all of us.


Q: How do you finish your boards?

A: After assembly, glue up, trimming, sanding and more sanding, I spray water on them to raise the grain fibers and then I sand some more. After that, I place each board in a bath of food grade mineral oil for about 20 minutes and let it soak, drain (without wiping off) any excess off over night. And finally, I finish each board with my wood paste that's made up of food grade mineral oil, organic beeswax and food grade carnauba wax (the hardest natural wax obtained from the fronds of the Brazilian Palm). This helps preserve the wood and create a protective water resistant seal.


Q: What types of woods do you use?

A: I mainly use Walnut (Black and Peruvian), Maple and Cherry species but I like to use some other hardwoods for accents. I usually experiment with other hardwoods for my charcuterie/serving boards.


Q: Do you carry a high inventory for your boards?

A: I keep a small inventory and most of my boards are one offs or two offs and/or "made to order". This does take longer than a typical "click n ship" product but I feel this allows me to provide a better and higher quality product that will last a lot longer.


Q: Can/Do you do custom work?

A: Absolutely! Simply email me at luigiswoodshop@gmail.com with your ideas and questions and we'll work out any details together.

I do require a 50% non-refundable deposit after the price, design and timeline are agreed upon.


Q: Do you offer wholesale??

A: Yes, please contact me for any wholesale inquiries.

  • Handmade

    All of the items I sell are handmade by me in my small woodshop. I take great care to make sure that every product I create is unique, and I invest a lot of time in finding wood with interesting grain patterns.

  • Easy Returns

    I accept returns of non-custom items up to 30 days after delivery, if the item is unused and in its original condition.

  • Free Shipping

    On orders of $35 or more.