Welcome to Brooklyn Butcher Blocks

I am Nils Wessell, a woodworker living and working in Brooklyn.  While my workshop may be humble, you'll see that simplicity, functionality and elegance define my work.  I do it all: custom cutting boards, cheeseboards, serving platters, knife racks, butcher blocks, countertops, table tops, repairs and resurfacing services. 

Warped Cutting Boards: Uh oh, my cutting board is bowed!

May 23, 2016

Hello All,So it's happened... you have a cutting board, perhaps even brand new, and it has warped, it rocks on the counter, it wobbles on the table... what can you do?I. Why?First off, let's take a look at why this is happening.  All of the wood we use, and most producers use, has been kiln dried which means that the moisture content has been greatly reduced.  If you were to add water to just the top of this plank, you'd expect...

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