Red Onion Woodworks Flawed Serving Board Blowout Sale

January 16, 2014 · 4 comments

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My online shop, Red Onion Woodworks, is once again open for business. My sincerest apologies for the fact that there are still product photos with holly in them. I will reshoot those boards eventually, but honestly, it just hasn’t been a priority. This winter break has really been pleasant, but now that I’m feeling refreshed, I’ve jumped back into production mode. The fruits of my labors should end up in the shop soon(ish).

With the new year, I’ve been struck by this urge to purge a bunch of physical things from my life. The other day in an attempt to dismantle an abandoned blanket fort, I dumped my prized Rieger begonia and all its potting soil on the floor. The begonia survived (minus a few stems), but when I started to clean up the mess, I didn’t stop after vacuuming, dusting, and washing windows. Before long, I had multiple bags and boxes of stuff to haul off to the thrift store. I even thinned out my collection of novels, which surprised me most because I used to consider books “untouchable” even with limited space. I’ve never been a hoarder, but this tiny cabin has pushed me farther and farther into the use-it-or-lose-it, when-in-doubt-throw-it-out camp.

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How does my decluttering frenzy affect my business? Well, it means I’m looking to offload a stack of serving boards that’s been hanging around for a long while. These boards are all pretty, one-of-a-kind, and finished to my standard specs, but they have cracks. I’ve sold boards with cracks before, always taking great pains to make any flaws clear to potential buyers, but these ones are part of a side stash of servers that I don’t feel comfortable selling even at a slight discount. They’d be good for serving or display, but they’re not fit for serious chopping, and with significant use and abuse, their cracks might grow and cause problems.

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With this in mind, I’m offering up 12 serving boards at bargain basement prices. Basically I just want them out of my life and my space, and I thought it might be nice to give folks a chance to get one on the cheap instead of tossing them into the wood stove.

Here’s the deal:

Each board is $25 including shipping except the three smaller boards in the bottom photo that are only $20.

All sales are final. You know they have cracks, so treat them kinda gently.

US only.

I’ll mail them out USPS Parcel Post on Tuesday, January 21, and they’ll arrive at your doorstep about a week later. 

This is a grab bag, so you don’t get to pick out the exact board you want. (That’s what my online store is for.) Please let me know if you’d like one of the smaller ones, and the first person to express interest in the longer, thicker one (second to last photo) can have it. sold

To order one, email me at with your PayPal-affiliated email address, and I’ll send you an invoice. You have to pay by the end of the weekend, or your claim goes up for grabs again.

If/when they’re all sold, I’ll give you an update here.

Sold out! Y’all are awesome!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Milla January 17, 2014 at 8:22 pm

Wow! Those are gorgeous!


Heather January 17, 2014 at 8:33 pm

Gah! So sad I missed out on these. They’re beautiful. I look forward to the day when my second-career back to school loan situation lets me go nuts in your online shop. You make beautiful products that are worth every penny.


Shannon Thomsen January 18, 2014 at 6:01 am

I’m just wondering when these sold out because I sent an email at 9:30 yesterday morning but haven’t received an invoice from Paypal yet. Just wanted to make sure that you got the email:)


Katie January 25, 2014 at 9:58 am

So bummed I missed this sale!


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