Come see us at the
Nash County Farmers
from 8 am - 1pm
1006 Peachtree St, Rocky Mount NC
Who We Are
We started out making boards for family and friends and soon found how much we truly enjoyed creating these beautiful boards.
We've been inspired and work with a variety of exotic and domestic hardwoods to create some amazing high quality handcrafted cutting and serving boards. Recently we have branched out with some custom table top Cribbage Boards, Coin Holders, Business card holders and Wood Spatulas. With over 20 years of owning a construction business building custom homes, we decided to scale back and do what we love by designing some one of a kind hand crafted wood boards and gifts. We also take on Custom projects so please contact us with any questions or ideas for a project or gift idea you may have.
Our products are all high quality, handcrafted, and designed by us. We take pride in our creations and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Our passion for excellence has driven us from the beginning, and continues to drive us into the future.
We are happy to announce we our at a new location the Rocky Mount Farmers Market 1006 Peachtree street, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 on Saturdays from 8-1pm now until October stop by and see us.
Holly and Taine owners of HT Designs
Types of Wood We Use
Purple Heart grown in Central America, is a hard dense and heavy wood. PH is a deep purplish brown color with some color variation. Although usually straight grained, the grain can be wavy or irregular.
JANKA HARDNESS SCALE 1860
African Zebra wood is grown in West Africa. It gets its name from the distinctive narrow stripes of golden yellow to near black and is a hard, dense and heavy wood. Medium to coarse texture with wavy or interlocked grain. pattern
JANKA HARDNESS SCALE 1575
Wenge is a heavy, hard and dense wood grown in the Congo. The wood is dark brown to black with fine black veining. Makes a superb accent wood.
JANKA HARDNESS SCALE 1630
Hard Maple also known as Sugar Maple is grown in Canada and USA is a pale reddish brown to a light tan. Typically has a straight grain.
JANKA HARDNESS SCALE 1450
Also known as Red Maple is 25% softer than Hard Maple. The color can be a light to dark reddish brown sometimes with a faint purplish hue or gray green hue.
JANKA HARDNESS SCALE 950
African Padauk heartwood is a vivid blood red, toning down to a dark purple-brown with red streaks upon exposure. Grain is straight to interlocked. Grown in Africa.
JANKA HARDNESS SCALE 1725
TIGERWOOD (GONCALO ALVES)
Exotic wood species that is best known for its beautiful grain. It is a dramatic and durable hardwood with deep reddish/orange background with dark vein stripes. Grown in Central America.
JANKA HARDNESS SCALE 1850
Walnut is a straight grained hardwood that ranges from light to dark brown (when it’s from the center of the tree) to yellow (from the outer portion of the tree). Grown in eastern North America.
JANKA HARDNESS SCALE 1010
American Ash is grown in Canada and USA. Ash generally has a straight grain and is light in color. It has an array of uses because of its strength and durability.
JANKA HARDNESS SCALE 1320
Freshly cut Cherry is often very pale, but the wood oxidizes to its famously favorable rich reddish brown with a golden luster in time. Grown in North America
JANKA HARDNESS SCALE 995
A gorgeous mahogany look-alike with a slightly finer texture than Honduras Mahogany and typically has interlocked grain. Dark red brown very similar to mahogany. Grown in Africa
JANKA HARDNESS SCALED 1510
Sometimes referred to as cardinal wood has dark, savory red tones and is extremely dense with a tight fine mostly linear grain. Grown in South America
JANKA HARDNESS SCALE 2900
Light pink to reddish-brown or golden tan-brown. Relatively hard, sands and polishes well, and is a very durable wood. From Africa.
JANKA HARDNESS SCALE 830
AFROMOSIA (African Teak)
Color tends to darken with age typically a yellowish brown. Durable hard and heavy with a grain that is usually straight but it can also be interlocked. Grown in West Africa.
JANKA HARDNESS SCALE 1570
*The Janka Hardness scale best measures the ability of a wood species to withstand denting and wear and is also an indicator of how hard or easy a species is to nail or saw.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Absolutely satisfied with my cutting board. It is truly one of a kind in both design and visual appeal. The wood combinations are extremely durable and continue to look great... Thanks!"
Charlie Z. Menifee CA
Thanks for a great job recreating our trademark logo!
Pete C. at I Heart BBQ
“Absolutely some of the best work I've ever seen! Well worth the money!"
Kim K. Goldsboro N.C.
Custom Cribbage Board created for Cat D. Seattle
We love it and you do incredible work!!!
Caring for your board
From our home to yours all of our boards are finished with a food grade butcher block conditioner or mineral oil finish. WE strongly recommend to hand wash only. Putting your board in a dishwasher or submerging in water for long periods of time may damage or warp the board. We condition our boards with Howard Butcher Block Conditioner which is a food grade mineral oil with natural waxes. We love the product.