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Phil Gautreau’s Reclaimed Wood Bowls Add Rustic Style to the Kitchen

518 votes

Phil Gautreau’s Reclaimed Wood Bowls Add Rustic Style to the Kitchen

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Where others see random wood scraps, Phil Gautreau sees an opportunity to create unique and functional kitchen goods. The inventive Brooklyn-based designer collects all kinds of wood castoffs and binds them together to create beautifully striated cutting boards. His organic and sophisticated bowls are carved from large logs of locally-sourced wood and then rubbed with natural beeswax and mineral oil for a food-grade finish.

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518 votes

17 Responses to “Phil Gautreau’s Reclaimed Wood Bowls Add Rustic Style to the Kitchen”

  1. MarioB says:

    Beautiful works of art…best in show!

  2. Judith Rubin says:

    This artist’s work is just beautiful to look at and to touch. His taste in wood is impeccable and amazing to think he uses random wood scraps. He should be a winner.

  3. Ktb115 says:

    His work is beautiful! Loved his shelves and tables as well.

  4. josephthalken says:

    Great design and I love the use of materials!

  5. sblakely says:

    Absolutely beautiful works of art!

  6. Annette B says:

    Beautifully designed, interesting elements of the wood really come across!

  7. Harold Rubin says:

    It is always difficult to pick a number one in a display of excellent artisan works, but Phil’s creative approach to scrape wood, turning out museum display pieces stand out among these excellent works. Kudos to all, but bravo to Phil for his exceptional artistic skill and at the same time recycling material in an ecological friendly way

  8. Terry DeLauro says:

    Phil is a true craftsman in every sense of the word. He puts passion into each piece he creates. His designs are all one-of-a-kind and crafted from select woods. Each piece has a “character of its own”.

  9. moniquegautreau says:

    Brings out the best in these exotic woods. Even the shelving is a unique piece of art.

  10. grklein says:

    Phil’s work is not only stunning, they are also elegantly functional.

  11. joeychick says:

    Phil creates works of arts from various woods that most would pass by.
    His sense of design and functionality are extradinary!

  12. margerym says:

    This artist displays such a great use of color and design!

  13. donna b says:

    Vote for Phil Gautreaus works

  14. Phyllis Barell says:

    I am a lover and collector of all things wood. I m so happy to be newly introduced to a very talented wood craftsman.
    Phyllis Barell

  15. Madeline and Jim McCarthy says:

    Just beautiful works of art! His works make extra special gifts.

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  17. GJS7 says:

    Excellent design

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