Every idea starts with a problem and every great solution starts with family. The problem was simple: your home deserves to look great. After years of watching his brother in law TJ, handcraft wood furniture, cabinets and intricate pieces in homes around Iowa, Payton came up with the solution and this is how BoWood began. They launched in 2015 to bring creative and new products in the homes of those looking for a healthier and more elegant way to cook. For years, TJ has been drawn to art and found his purpose in bringing his craft into the homes of others by the work he’s done. With a passion for a creative outlet, Payton and TJ were able to solve this really simple problem. In 2015, BoWood began in a garage converted to a wood shop, with the goal of coming up with a simple, clean and refined style that sets BoWood apart from others. TJ picked up the tools he’d used for years and began the creative process of crafting a line of cutting boards and kitchen utensils that you see today. BoWood is here to make sure that your legacy lives on through the memories that will be developed over these hand-crafted tools and the foods that were cooked with them. That is why we are here, to bring you some of the best hand-crafted wooden kitchen products you can find. We want to give you something that you can be proud to hand off to your next generation. We'd love it if you would choose to join us in this journey to allowing families to get back to the tried and true craftsmanship that we have all but abandoned.
Timothy (TJ) Bowen, Head Craftsman
Payton Schirm, Business Development Manager
Why BoWood Company?With BoWood Company, we want to show you that being in the kitchen and cooking with wooden utensils can be one of the most enjoyable experiences you can have. The foods and memories that are created with these tools will stick around forever and we want to be the ones that provide these tools for you. Whether that means educating you on why wood is much safer and healthier to cook with or providing you with a custom one-off piece that you and your family can enjoy, we are here to make sure that you experience with cooking is an enjoyable one.
What are people saying?
"This new cutting board is almost too pretty to cut on!! Even my youngest, who loves working cutting just about anything said that he was nervous he'd mess it up." ~Adrienne U. "We use our cutting board all the time, it's perfect for cutting small fruits and veggies! The cookie spatula is amazing and scoops up really well. We also use our spurtle for pretty much everything... sauteeing veggies, scrambled eggs, ground beef. I was able to throw out our plastic utensils which I didn't think I would ever do." ~Abby C.
I fell in love with all of BoWood products the first time I saw them. The cutting boards were so unique and beautiful that was instantly drawn to them. Now that I have several of their products (including a small cutting board, a spatula, and a spurtle), I can say that my initial draw to BoWood was not misplaced. I was pretty hesitant to use my cutting board in the beginning because I didn't want to ruin its beauty. After some encouragement from the BoWood team, I am happy to say I've been cutting away and after several washes, my cutting board is still beautiful. Cutting down on the board gives a very solid cut without digging into the wood. Mostly, I love that I can cut things on the cutting board and take it straight to the table to serve. It is so unique and well-made that it is both utilitarian and display worthy! My cooking utensils have held up similarly well! They are pretty much all I use now since they can be used with any pan and they look great sitting next to the stove in the spoon rest. I cannot recommend this company enough. I love their products for their look, their durability, their value and am saving up now for a bigger cutting board! ~Steph A.