Hoosier Artisan: Cutter Boards, Etc.
Alan Poorman, owner of Cutter Boards, Etc., creates one-of-a-kind cutting boards, chopping boards and other items like wine caddies and casserole carriers.
Alan’s featured product is end-grain cutter boards made of natural woods and natural colors. He uses a wide assortment of wood types to create unique patterns, which he inlays within each board. Some of the woods are tropical and used for color, but most of the wood is domestic hardwood: cherry, walnut, poplar and maple. The specialty woods used in the products at Cutter Boards, Etc., are purchased from Union City near the Indiana / Ohio border. Additionally, he buys his local hardwoods from Crone Lumber Mill in Martinsville.
His boards range in thickness from one to two inches and the surface areas range from 10 by 12 inches to 16 by 20 inches. All the patterns are unique because the grain of the wood dictates the look of each board.
Typically, his boards range in price from $50 to $150, but if a board is really unique, he’ll charge up to $300. The larger boards can take up to three weeks to finish.
You can buy the boards directly from Alan on his website or at the Gallery On The Square at 51 S. Washington St., Danville. He also sells his boards at craft shows in Bloomington during the year and on occasion in local juried craft shows.