This is The Monroe.  Inspired by the beauty mark of the iconic actress Marilyn Monroe, this cheese board boasts a beauty mark of it’s own, only in brass.  The Monroe board is shaped from solid walnut and features clean lines and a modern geometric shape.  In further detail, The Monroe features a 1/2″ deep dish cutout to keep your hors d’oeuvres or food display from sliding off the side.  The Monroe is finished off with food safe oil and wax and is a great choice for serving more than just cheese.  It can also be used as a cutting board or serving tray and makes a great addition to your kitchen, bakery or restaurant.  The home chef in your life would also appreciate this item.

The Monroe measures 23-inches long and 6-inches wide, and has a 1-inch hole in the handle to hang or display in your space.  This item, and every item I offer, are handmade in my woodshop in Escondido, California.  The Monroe is available for sale in the Stuff Seth Makes Etsy Shop.

If you’re interested in purchasing multiple Monroe boards, I’m happy to make multiples and can ship them anywhere in the lower 48 states.  It’s a fun board to make so please contact me directly for a quote!


I love this wooden vase from the “Lil Scrappy Collection” so much.  I’ve decided to make a collection called “Lil Scrappy” because everything that will be included in the Lil Scrappy Collection will be made using scraps and offcuts collected from larger projects in my shop.  The wood species used, and the layers in which they’re assembled will vary from piece to piece meaning every single product in the Lip Scrappy Collection is unique and one of a kind!  This particular geometric vase uses scraps and offcuts of walnut, wenge, red gum and butternut.  I love how the grain in some spots actually has a marble-like appearance and it’s all protected with a nice satin poly.  This particular Lil Scrappy Geometric Wooden Vase is about 3.5″ tall and about 3″ wide.  The hole is 1-3/8″ in diameter and 2″ deep.  This item is currently for sale in the StuffSethMakes Etsy shop.  Stay tuned for more items in the Lil Scrappy Collection as I’ll be adding more as quickly as I can!


This was a fun bar stool to build.  It’s relatively simple but can be tweaked and modified in a variety of sizes and styles from something simple to something more complex.  This particular bar stool is counter-height at 25 inches tall, but is easily modified to be a taller bar-height stool.  This rustic style bar stool is constructed of douglas fir that has been stained, but I’ll be working on a version shortly that incorporates a hardwood, probably walnut.  I can’t wait to get into the shop and make some more of these!  If you’re interested in placing an order of barstools similar to this, or with some customization to suit your needs, I’ll have them listed in my Etsy store and you can convo me there or contact me directly through my website here.  Sorry for the not-so-great iPhone photo….I had to snap it quick before I delivered this bar stool to somebody in Los Angeles!


I recently opened an Etsy shop and listed my first item.  You can see my shop here: StuffSethMakes Etsy Shop.  The first item in my Etsy shop is this beautiful cheese board, handmade by me in my little workshop in Southern California.  It’s made of solid walnut and has a couple brass inlays in the handle for a decorative detail.  It’s also been chamfered all the way around on both sides, including the hole in the handle.  Finished off with food safe mineral oil and wax.  This cheese board can also be used as a cutting board or serving tray and makes a great addition to your kitchen, bakery or restaurant.  The home chef in your life would also appreciate this item  🙂

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Every kitchen looks better with handmade wooden accessories, and these cheese boards are a great way to add the warmth of wood to your kitchen.  In the image below, the board on the left uses birch and hickory with walnut accent strips.  The board on the right uses red gum and walnut with wenge accent strips.  All boards are finished with food safe mineral oil and a food safe wax compound.  These two cheese boards in particular are already spoken for but I’ll have more available soon in the StuffSethMakes Etsy shop.


Not only would handmade cheeseboards like these look great in your home, but a batch of them would also be a classy touch at your artisan bakery to display your fresh treats!  Or maybe you need some of these boards at your winery for wine and cheese tastings.  Anywhere you’ve got quality food (bars, gastro pubs), these boards will be a great addition.  If you’re a caterer and you need a way to deliver hor d’oeuvres during the cocktail hour at a wedding or other social gathering, these serving boards are perfect.

I’ll be restocking my Etsy shop as soon as a new batch of boards are ready.  I will have more in this shape but other shapes are coming also.  If you’re interested in ordering multiple boards please contact me for pricing.  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to follow StuffSethMakes on Instagram for the play-by-play  🙂