Ember Butcher Block & Plate

An ember can be all it takes to set the kitchen on fire, and Ember by Luke Martin of Owl Woodworks glows especially bright as a new year begins. Fiery red padauk wood is the canvas from which purposefully placed black walnut pieces with tips of sapwood seem to glow, highlighted by matchstick-like cuts of eastern maple. Long at 21", by 12" wide, with matching hand-turned plate of padauk and black walnut, this exquisite two-part kitchen tool makes for an unforgettable cutting and meal prep experience. Luke crafts this and every board by hand at his studio in Western Canada, using only premium cuts of the best woods, in thick, end-grain configuration, fitting the underside with heavy-duty rubber and stainless steel feet.