THREE: Woodwork by BROOKE WADE
Oak Brie Boards and Knives
Up your brie game with a brie board and knife. One set has a butcher-style knife blade and and crazy-colorful grain on the board. The other set has a brie-style blade with three holes for easy slicing, and a clean, straight grain pattern on the board.*
Briefly describe your process. How do you do what you do?
I know that woodworking is great work for me because I frequently find myself in a state of flow. When I’m working on a familiar design, I can lose myself in my work and go through a project step by step without looking up. My family and friends freak out because I can forget that I even have a phone! If I set up a perfect workstation for maximum efficiency, and put on silky music like HOMESHAKE and Camera Obscura, I’m able to get there usually.
What makes your process unique?
Wood can be a variable material, and on top of that, I only use found, fragment or reclaimed wood. So frequently when I’m in the shop, I’m either riffing on a basic design, or designing as I go to specifically suit that piece of wood. So sometimes it feels like each time I create is unique. Copious amounts of delicious, french pressed coffee are also integral to my process.