Words with Boards was conceived in 2013 out of our desire to make handcrafted American made gifts for family and friends which were thoughtful and functional. It all started in the basement of our 1850’s Baltimore row home making one product, a personalized cutting board like no other.
“Words” traveled fast, as did their popularity. In 2015 our custom cutting boards were a finalist in the Martha Stewart AMERICAN MADE design contest. Later that year our custom cutting boards landed on Oprah Winfrey's iconic Favorite Things holiday list. What a year! Then in 2021 Drew Barrymore featured the custom cutting boards we made for her on her show!
Today, we have a fully equipped wood shop and design studio in Baltimore’s eclectic Hampden neighborhood where we specialize in artisan made one-of-a-kind heirloom gifts.
We believe in creativity and the art of thoughtful gift-giving.
We believe each item we bring into our homes deserves a story, a style and a purpose.
We believe made in America matters.
We believe in giving back to our planet and community. The American hardwoods we use are sustainably forested and for each wooden product sold a tree is planted in the USA.
Keep reading for other ways we keep pushing ourselves to be one of those companies that gives back.