I got back from San Francisco last night. I was pretty stiff, exhausted, and happy to be home after the 11-hour drive (the longest solo drive I’ve ever done), but the city really did treat me well while I was there. Renegade SF When I started my business over four years ago, I swore up […]


I just wanted to pop in and announce that I’ll be at the Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco at Fort Mason this weekend from 11-6 both Saturday and Sunday with a whole lot of freshly finished Red Onion Woodworks cutting and serving boards. I’d love to see and chat with any of my Bay […]


¬†Well, I FINALLY finished a pile of new cutting and serving boards for my shop. It’s been way too long since I added anything new, but apparently the winter/early spring just passed by in a haze of barbecue baking, kindergartener schlepping, half-marathon training, and Friday Night Lights binge watching. Or something like that. But here […]


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, […]


It’s been a while since I updated you on the state of my “real” job as the sole owner, designer, and maker behind the small but mighty Red Onion Woodworks, so I wanted to take a minute to share are a few things coming up that I’m super excited about. First and foremost, I am […]


I’ve been thinking about writing this post for a while, but I wasn’t sure if it was a good idea. I’m still not sure, but since I have a tendency to sometimes overshare, I’m going for it. I’ll be pulling back the curtain a little bit on my business Red Onion Woodworks. If you only […]


Remember that big batch of new lumber I got a couple weeks ago? Well, the first few cutting and serving boards made from that material are finished and in my Etsy shop. If you sort shop inventory by “most recent”, you can find these boards (with the exception of a few black walnut ones) at […]

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New Lumber

December 16, 2012 · 3 comments

Back in the early summer, Henry took down a few maple trees on our place to make room for an access road. The logs were destined for firewood until he got a closer look at a couple of them and decided that they had Red Onion Woodworks cutting/serving board potential. Henry loaded them up and […]


I love Thanksgiving. It’s really my kind of holiday: lots of food, family, and pirate bingo (a strange, multi-generational family tradition). We’re heading out on Wednesday morning to meet up with my mom’s family in Northern California for our annual five-day Thanksgiving extravaganza. It’s going to be pretty great.   Black Friday is something I’m […]


Summer is a busy time in general, but lately, I’ve been working hard, finishing off quite a few new cutting and serving boards for my Etsy shop Red Onion Woodworks. I recently went over to my wood supplier‘s place and picked out a large pile of lumber for my next batch of boards. Hopefully that […]