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Square Cheeseboard with Rope

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When a career change relocated Stacy Borocz from Atlanta to Budapest, the former Atlanta-based merchandise manager didn't realize the treasured opportunity she'd soon discover at the footsteps of her new home.

Stacy's passion for one-off discoveries and her desire to explore her new environs inspired her to seek out unusual and often overlooked locations, such as flea markets, shuttered factories, and military bases. She eagerly rummaged through each place for its hidden relics and delved deep into her ancient city's rich history by repurposing the antiquated artifacts she uncovered.

Like Stacy's other finds, this handsome butcher block board carries with it the thoughtfulness and craftsmanship of its original makers. The sturdy slabs of reclaimed timber used are salvaged from old buildings throughout Europe. Each block is hand-sanded and finished with natural beeswax or mineral oils for a smooth, splinter-free, and food-safe finish. A thick rope handle supports the base's considerable heft and a riveted steel surround gives the design a medieval sensibility.

Functioning both as a dependable chopping block and a timeless serving tray, this bold piece can go straight from prep to entertaining, giving common cheese, crackers, and humble hors d'oeuvres a courtly air. Handmade in Hungary.
19th Century reclaimed European timber
Candace Holloway, UncommonGoods Buyer
14" L x 14" W x 2" H
Care with Butcher Block Conditioner to keep moisturized and food safe.

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Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

March 20, 2013 11:52:46 AM

This cheeseboard isn't just heavy-duty, it also does double duty as serving tray and chopping block in one. Check out the product story to learn more about how Stacy Borocz creates these beautiful pieces from reclaimed materials, then let us know whether you think this design should make the cut.

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March 21, 2013 09:26:27 AM

What a gorgeous piece! Nautical and country inspirations all wrapped into one! I want twelve!!

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March 21, 2013 09:45:29 AM

This is fabulous! Love the style & charm it would bring to a wine/cheese party! Sign me up!

Laurie Beth
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March 21, 2013 01:13:50 PM

The rope and the metal edging just look like big a big accident waiting to happen.Plus the board, even though protected with bees wax, will eventually be a great home for bacteria, mold, and rust.

Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

March 21, 2013 02:39:27 PM

Thanks for voting, Laurie Beth. It is important to care for this item as you would any wood piece. Treating it with butcher block conditioner every so often will keep it moisturized and food safe. You can find the care instructions in the notes section under the product story.

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March 21, 2013 02:43:41 PM

Doesn't look like it would be stable if you tried to actually pick it up by the rope handle and carry/pass it around.

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March 21, 2013 04:28:22 PM

This board looks heavy, sturdy and fabulous! Perfectly nautical with the rope and metal. Great mix of the elements.

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March 21, 2013 05:08:42 PM

Don't need rope in my cheese.

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March 21, 2013 06:43:40 PM

Rusty metal isn't something I want near my food.

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March 21, 2013 07:22:30 PM

From the side it looks like the metal strip is buckling away from the board. Novel idea,needs to be better quality.

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March 21, 2013 08:34:57 PM

My only concern would be food safety. I like the design.

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March 21, 2013 11:22:32 PM

Crumbs can get caught in the metal edging. I think it looks like the 80's or off a houseboat. It looks dated and unsanitary.

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March 22, 2013 12:55:58 AM

Looks like I've seen this in the museum of "Crime and Punishment". I see rust and fibres in my food. Seriously?

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March 22, 2013 02:00:33 AM

Appears hard to keep clean.

Betsy H
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March 22, 2013 07:10:23 AM

Looks very hard to keep clean. I think it would "swing" from the rope when you carry it from kitchen to table.

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March 22, 2013 08:41:19 AM

It just does not look appealing or sanitary to me.

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March 22, 2013 09:46:34 AM

Looks unpractical

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March 22, 2013 10:41:53 AM

not my style

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March 22, 2013 10:52:50 AM

I really like the look and style of this item but it looks like it would be difficult to wash and keep clean

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March 22, 2013 01:46:38 PM

The rope could hold bacteria.

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March 22, 2013 02:26:25 PM

cute idea but just not practical. The rope bothers me.

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March 22, 2013 10:08:09 PM

What a great looking cheese board! I've traveled extensively in Central Europe and reminds me of all the specialness of that region.

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March 23, 2013 12:16:28 AM

Not sure I need a handle in the middle of the board.

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March 23, 2013 09:13:10 AM

Hard to keep clean

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March 25, 2013 03:39:00 PM

I really don't find this attractive at all.


March 25, 2013 08:17:38 PM

I'm on the fence about this one, seems heavy and bulky. It would definitely need to fit with the theme of your home and or kitchen because it's not something that would store well.

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March 25, 2013 09:04:45 PM

Looks like a craft project gone wrong. Not something I'd like to serve food to guests on.

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March 26, 2013 02:25:06 AM

The rope looks out of place

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March 26, 2013 05:32:45 AM

love this. I have nautical decor. and use cutting board daily. love the look! I want one!

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March 26, 2013 05:34:00 AM

Love this,I have nautical decor in my house, I use cutting boards daily, I absolutely would use it! I want one!

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March 26, 2013 08:11:35 AM

Cute, but hard to store, would get rusty.

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March 28, 2013 11:05:56 AM

Love the wood - but not the metal or the rope.

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March 28, 2013 03:08:37 PM

With all the cheeseboards out there to buy, this one is not "appealing" in any way

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March 28, 2013 08:37:48 PM

LOVE this.

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March 29, 2013 06:04:52 AM

Cutting board of repurposed material- yes. Rust and rope- no thanks.

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April 01, 2013 05:05:33 PM

So different and so gorgeous!

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April 01, 2013 07:43:48 PM

Looks difficult to keep from rusting from cleaning

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April 01, 2013 08:00:27 PM

perfect for an FAC party evening...

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