Rustic Bread Boards…

Every once in awhile I will see a beautiful idea in a shelter mag or on Pinterest that I think Kent might get excited about. He is a talented guy and if you have been reading the blog you will have seen some of his work.

Here are a few of his pieces, just click on the photo and it will link to the post where the photo was from if you would like to see more.

folk art fish, bread boards, burl bowls

I featured his folk art fish carving, burl bowls and individual bread boards in a photo shoot I styled for Ruralist.

carved bowl and live edge serving board

I also used his large carved bowl as an ice bucket and had to include the amazing live edge walnut serving board… I just loved that piece!

Rustic outdoor dining ideas


The burl bowl above is one that Kent made for a post on dying eggs with herb relief patterns (a great project if you are the DIY type!)


That post also featured his carved boat… I thought it was a fun way to display the eggs!

Anyway, that gives you a bit of an idea of what he does… now back to the story!

Lately I have been showing him fantastic rustic breadboards.

I love how interesting and charming they are.

Some have great live edge contours, some are cracked or marked from use… they have great patina and charm.


So Kent was on board to try and make a few himself.

I requested some huge ones to use for serving at parties.

wood slabs


luckily, he had some truly amazing boards in stock. after they were planed down we drew out the general shapes we wanted.


making bread board


Kent cut them out and then I left him to sand, sand, shape, and sand some more…


beeswax rub on board


A rub of bees wax brings out the grain beautifully.


live edge bread boards

I love how they turned out… what do you think?


bread board in grass


That’s what we have been up to today.

I hope your day was creative too!

Linking this project up to Sawdustgirl



  1. Gorgeous! Those are fantastic bread boards!

  2. Those are absolutely stunning. I LOVE them. The one in the image with the hanging pots? – yeah, I am crushing on that one! Amazing work, Kent!

  3. Wishing my hubs had skills to make these – they are amazing!

  4. LINDA JOHNSON says:

    Are any of the boards available to purchase? They’re beautiful!

  5. Those are absolutely beautiful.

    • Thank you Sandra,
      You have a great blog and I was so pleased to link this post to your sawdust throwdown!

  6. Wow!! So cool, I love it!! Found you through Sawdust Girl – Sawdust Throwdown

    Cher @ Designs by Studio C

  7. Beautiful boards! Love the styling, too.


  8. They are just stunning! I work with burl myself, and never thought of making a board out of any of the pieces, great idea! Tired of making clocks 😉

  9. Wow! These are beautiful! I just looked at the other pieces you have in your store and they are all amazing.

    Lauren @

  10. I love these boards! I have to have one! I wish my husband were that handy. Maybe I can show him these pictures and he’ll get inspired.

  11. Dianne Gingrich says:

    Very beautiful and rustic.Love all the grains.
    They would make a great centerpiece.

  12. Gorgeous!! I just love the ones you made.

    Found you via your post on Looksi :)


  13. Those. Are. Stunning. I love the rustic look!

  14. Oh wow, the bread boards are just gorgeous! ALL of Kent’s pieces are fabulous! I love the look of raw, organic pieces of wood. The natural shapes and the colour are so beautiful.

    I also love your herb relief dyed eggs – they’re so pretty :-)

    • Hi Kelly,
      I am glad you like the boards! As for the eggs… They are fun to make and quite stunning! Give it a try some time!

  15. Just beautiful!

  16. The cheese board and bowl made by Kent are used freqently at our house, and get a lot of compliments. Interesting to see the new additions to-day. Good work!

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