If you follow us on Instagram, you may have seen my first attempt at a gif, "Anatomy of a Cutting Board," or "How to Annoy Your Husband While He Works with Dangerous Power Tools" (clearly I am much better at clever titles than at gifs).
The gif was the result of a Saturday afternoon in Bowie, where Zack's mom and her husband own a nice piece of land with plenty of space to work. Zack and his younger brothers, Jarred and Quenton, brought out the table saw for some brotherly bonding sessions of wood cutting.
These guys can't resist the siren call of power tools. I don't "do" power tools, but I do "do" cameras, so I thought I'd show you guys some "behind-the-scenes" snaps of Zack's latest cutting board designs.
We're doing all this in preparation for the Art & Soul Festival in downtown Wichita Falls on Saturday, June 25, from 4pm - 10pm. It's a one-day festival featuring art, music, food, and shopping that benefits the city's downtown development.
The Downtown Proud organization is working to revitalize and bring new businesses to downtown, a goal worthy of supporting. We're excited to be included in the festival, especially since Zack grew up in the area.
We only have a few more weeks to create new inventory, and we're feeling the pressure. At least there isn't a wedding to finish planning. We're (officially) just an old married couple now.
But! Back to Zack's new designs, which are similar to the traditional "butcher block" cutting boards. He's been tracking down pretty specimens of black walnut, cherry, maple, and red oak, then cutting and gluing strips together to create a truly one-of-a-kind piece.
Sometimes he recuts and flips to show the end grain, too. The end result of all this work is sturdy, high-contrast cutting boards that fit into the modern farmhouse craze fueled by everyone's favorite DIY'ers, Chip and Joanna Gaines.
Take a look for yourself! Check them out here!
And in case you're dying of curiosity to see my gif, well, who am I to deny you?