Hard Maple Cheese/Cutting Boards


Our Kitchen Boards are made from a single slab of Hard Maple (Acer saccharum), commonly known as Sugar Maple or Rock Maple, and have a renewable finish of a mixture of pure beeswax and food grade mineral oil. Hard Maple is non-toxic, essentially odorless and is the ideal wood for cutting boards and butcher’s blocks. Boards have had two shop-applied treatments of Mozark Board Paste.

Cleaning and Care: Wipe clean with a damp cloth after use, using soap if necessary. Dry immediately. Avoid immersion, abrasive pads or scrubbing. Maintain the finish to prevent the wood from absorbing moisture and to help keep the board stable. For lightly used boards, freshen the finish twice a year. For more heavily used boards, finish should be applied as necessary (as often as weekly).

To Finish: Apply a film of beeswax/mineral oil mixture, like Mozark Board Paste, and allow it to penetrate briefly. Pay particular attention to end-grain and areas that appear dry. Continue to treat these areas until saturated – the board cannot absorb too much finish. Wipe dry with a soft cloth. Because of the beeswax, the board may be buffed to a low sheen after approximately 15 minutes. Use a soft folded cloth and add more finish to dry areas.

Hard Maple Cheese/Cutting Boards

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Robin McClintock

Robin McClintock


Born in New York, educated as a painter/printmaker, lived, worked and created in New York City, Robin McClintock never thought about leaving New York. For 2 decades she balanced business with painting in her Tribeca studio. Now McClintock has a painting studio in a 1920’s school building, is a member of the county planning commission and remains inspired by industrial architecture and the natural landscape, an elegant industrial aesthetic is a constant imperative.

As founder and owner of a general contracting company in New York City in the 1980’s, she specialized in “adaptive reuse” renovations before the term was coined, focusing on loft building conversions and creating non-profit workspaces. McClintock moved to a farm within the Monongahela National Forest in rural West Virginia in 1998 and started Mozark Mountain Works with her husband.

Michael McClintock


Robin and Michael McClintock moved from Tribeca to rural West Virginia and started Mozark Mountain Works in 1998. Trained as artists, believers that the impact of the man-made environment is as essential as the natural environment. 

Michael McClintock trained as a sculptor though his natural inclination towards problem solving as a creative engineer is ever present. After art school and time at Skowhegan he brought his deft skills to architectural millwork during the heyday of historic restoration. His architectural drawings of Ellis Island are part of the National Archives. Specializing in historic replication millwork there is nothing he can’t do or make. The move to abandoned farmland in rural West Virginia let him focus on his passion for the outdoors and making things in his 5,000 sq ft wood and metal shop.

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