The creators, Bill Mowart and Amy Stringer-Mowart, made their first U.S. state-shaped cutting boards for their own wedding reception. They carved them in the shape of Michigan, where she grew up, and Connecticut, his home state. Family and friends loved them, and today the design duo is busy making cutting boards for all 50 U.S. states and 4 countries.
Bill and Amy run an interior design fabrication business, so they have the tools and the know-how to work with Plyboo, which is a butcher-block architectural plywood made from bamboo. You can see the layers of sustainably harvested bamboo in the ¾-inch thick material, which gets cut, sanded and finished by hand in Bill and Amy’s Brooklyn, N.Y. studio. Each cutting board is custom made to order, the perfect gift for yourself, a hostess, new homeowner, or bride and groom.