What is Small Axe Woodshop?

Small Axe is a conscious, socially and environmentally responsible woodshop that specializes in making professional grade, artisanal cutting boards for consumers. All of our cutting boards are hand made right in our shop. We use beautiful domestic and exotic, hardwood lumber that comes from sustainable forests and harvested using fair trade practices. Our finishing products are made with 100% USDA organic and FDA approved ingredients. All of our shipping and packaging products come from the most responsible, eco-friendly suppliers on the market. Learn more about our environmental and social responsibility here


Who are we?

We are a family! Nico, Allison and Evelyn Salgado. Nico is the master craftsman, Allison is the brains and artist while Evelyn is the inspiration. Allison and Nico have been creating and building together as a hobby for over a decade for themselves, family and friends. Projects from tables, shelves, cribs, benches, end tables, coffee tables, outdoor showers, gardens, paintings, ceramics, toddler towers, toys, to more general construction such as framing walls, installing wood floors, decks, brick work, tiling, building stairs, etc.

Yet we didn't become serious about woodworking until after Hurricane Sandy destroyed our home in 2012 forcing us to knock it down and rebuild from scratch. With a limited budget, we decided to get a modular home and do much of the work ourselves. We have come such a long way and are so happy with every step we've taken and remain excited for the future. We feel so fortunate to be able to continue to work on and improve our wonderful home! From general construction to building our own furniture, it was been such a rewarding experience for us. 

And life just keeps getting better. In 2015, we were blessed by the most lovely little spirited girl - Evelyn. It was the birth of our beautiful daughter that inspired our shift to organic living, minimally processed foods, sustainability and zero waste. We only have one planet. This is our home, this is our daughter's home.... and this will be our grandchild's home as well. We choose to live consciously and responsibly. 


Why buy from us?

Small Axe is a small, family run business that is committed to making you happy and to maintaining the planets natural resources for future generations.

-Our cutting boards are professional grade. They will last a lifetime.  

-We use sustainable materials that are FSC certified. 

-Our Small Axe Board Wax is USDA organic and made with best and safest ingredients on the market for you, your family and the environment.

-Our packaging and shipping materials are the most environmentally friendly on the market. All items are biodegradable and/or compostable and recyclable.

-We plant 10 trees for every cutting board sold and 5 trees for any board wax or board scraper sold. 

-We are working towards becoming a "zero-waste" company. 

-We will work with you through every step to ensure that you are 100% satisfied and happy with your cutting board. We want you to tell your friends about us! 

-We put an extra bit of love and attention into each board we make. It is important to us. 


Oh cool... What else?

It is our belief that everyone should be able to enjoy the beauty of a natural resource with the peace of mind that we are not destroying the planet for our children.  We are careful with what we purchase, what we create and how we distribute. We limit and eliminate waste in all areas of our process. We recycle and repurpose as much as possible. And although we are not quite there yet, we are striving towards "zero-waste" while constantly looking to improve our practices in every aspect on our journey. Our goal is to provide our beloved customers with the most beautiful, highest quality and eco friendly cutting boards on the market. 

"You can rest easy knowing that we are making the best choices for you, your family and for our environment. It's our priority."

We work as a family; a team. We have strong values of living a life that is happy, fulfilling and safe for everyone as well as for our planet. It is extremely important for our children to grow up in a progressive thinking society, where we are always looking to improve ourselves, our lifestyle, our local and broader communities, and to protect our planet. Please know that we make all decisions, from purchasing materials to getting you a finished product, in line with these values. We wish the best, most rewarding and healthy lives for you, your family and the environment. 


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