WoodRiver Woodcrafts began at the suggestion of a family member seeing wands made as toys for our children in a Facebook post.
It was 2009 and we attended the renaissance festival. Money was tight and our three boys desperately wanted the wands and swords sold at various kiosks. We convinced them that wands and swords made by Dad would be much better than any we could buy that day.
They went for it and Josh set out to make wands and swords from scrap wood with only a belt sander to shape the wood with. The boys were thrilled with these toys, though Josh felt he could do better. He kept making them and started selling on Etsy. He displayed his work at a small holiday shopping event his work held and gained more confidence and purchased a lathe.
Over time Josh has continued to evolve his work. As wands began to be less popular, he was already working on bottle stoppers, bottle openers, ice cream scoops, and pizza cutters for the kitchen. He evolved further to cutting boards and dabbled a little with cheese planers and bread knives. Ultimately Josh settled into cutting boards as our primary product.
His cutting boards were noticed by a local restaurant in the process of opening a new location. After creating sample tables that had the look of his cutting boards, he was given the job to create the tables. You can find his tables at Root Down DIA in terminal C if you every fly out of Denver, CO.
We continue to participate in shows (Fine Art or Craft) in the Denver area, mountain towns, and front range area. Three local stores also carry our boards.
All our boards need is a good home 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and we hope you enjoy our work!