personalized engraving

Edge Grain Blocks Story

Edge Grain Blocks Story

How making our own Chopping blocks diversified what we can create and offer.

Unique gifts for Foundations and Organizations - An Engraved Cutting Board

We were recently asked to engrave our cutting boards for gifts for a local school's annual "Best of" awards events.  We took the Foundation's logo and added the recipients name and award to each board.  We thought they turned out great, and from what we understand were well received.  Looking for a unique gift for your school, foundation, or organization, consider us!  

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Corporate Gifts - a new take on giving to your employees

In December we were contacted by a Hospital in Arkansas to make 50 small cutting boards with their logo.  They wanted to give them as gifts to their volunteers for their service.  Although we were swamped with holiday orders, we opted to find time to do this custom order.  In addition to it being for a good cause, it was also a way for us to look at how to expand our buisness into different markets.  We would like to expand more this year into a Corporate Gifts market and give companies an alternative to the standard trophies, plaques, etc... .  These cutting boards are 9" x 12" White Oak Cutting Boards with a handle. Take a look at how they turned out.... [slideshow]

StylishHome Catalog

One of our cutting boards was selected to be featured in the Stylish Home Catalog which showcases Etsy sellers for home decor aficionados!  Please download their catalog and look through the many great items they offer!

Click here to download their catalog StylishHome Winter Collection Catalog

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Perfect Realtor Gifts for Holidays and Closings

We recently completed a job for a Realtor in Austin, Texas.  She ordered 30 - 9 x 12 Hickory Boards.  On the front side (cutting side) we engraved her logo in the lower corner, and on the back side, we did all the boards with our "Alphabet" design, which has the family name (or couple name).  We thought they turned out amazing, and made great gifts for Ashley to give to her clients!
If you, or a Realtor you know are interested in giving our cutting boards as gifts for the holidays or for closings, please contact us at engravemylife@gmail.com.  We do discounts for bulk orders, and once we have your design into our system, we can keep the cost low.

Bamboo Cutting Boards - Top Five Advantages

One of the first cutting boards we engraved was bamboo.  We really believe in all the superior quality offered by bamboo cutting boards.  What are the reasons someone would choose bamboo over another wood or even plastic?  We're glad you asked!  Without further ado, here is the "Top Five Advantages" of bamboo cutting boards:

5.) Less Water Retention

Bamboo doesn't absorb moisture very easily.  Since the water or juices from cooking or cutting are less likely to enter the board surface, the boards are less likely to warp or crack due to water separation.

4.) Durability

Bamboo is more resilient to nicks, scratches, and dents than most hard woods.  While bamboo is technically a grass, the wood that is harvested can reach up to 120 feet tall and 8 feet wide!  On the Janka Hardness Scale, it rates around the top third of boards, beating out woods such as cherry, hickory, white oak, and brazillian redwoods.

3.) Self Healing and Easier on Knives

Because bamboo is made up of many individual strands of grass, they "heal" from scratches easier than many other solid wood surfaces, similar to how end-grain cutting boards perform.  Since the knife blade is hitting these individual strands rather than a solid unyielding surface, knife edges take less abuse from bamboo boards.

2.) Bacterial Resistance

Bamboo doesn't retain bacteria easily.  Most woods don't, but many studies have noted that bamboo tends to shed bacteria off of the surface better than most other hardwoods.  This is because bamboo is a non-porous surface, this makes it easier to clean and safer for food preparation.

1.) Renewable

By far our most favorite aspect of this wonderful material!  In today's age, we are all concerned about sustainability.  Bamboo grows much faster than wood.  While a fully matured tree can take up to 50 years to grow, bamboo can be harvested from three to six years after planting, making this material very renewable, and kinder to the environment.

We'd love to help everyone get a personally engraved bamboo cutting board to add to the beauty of your kitchen.  Here are just a couple of some of our favorite ones that we've created for our customers!

A Cherry Blossom design done on a bamboo cutting board.

A Family Crest engraved onto a bamboo cutting board.

You can order these bamboo cutting boards and other sizes by clicking on our Etsy store and personalize your own!