Color — Acacia
Alexis Steelwood turns reclaimed wood into sleek, showstopping pieces by embracing the imperfections. Like the knotted center on this cake plate: It’s a striking focal point that lends character to an otherwise simple piece. You can use it for cakes, yes, but we also love the way it looks on a countertop with a collection of oils, vinegars, and salts grouped on it. However you put it to use, cleanup is a breeze: Simply wipe with warm, soapy water.
Father-daughter duo Fred Masaro and Alexis Dodd are in the business of transforming reclaimed antique wood into the sleekest charcuterie boards, serving trays, bowls, pizza paddles, and hand-carved spoons we’ve ever seen. By embracing the wood’s knots, marks, and imperfections, they’re able to give a second life to what would otherwise be discarded material. Sustainable, durable, and meticulously crafted, these pieces will be your dinner-party fixtures and kitchen-counter mainstays.