boards1 boards2 boards3 boards4 attachment-598129e9f5e231d6d7854c7e img-598129e9f5e231d6d7854c7e attachment-598129e9a5790aa36c424afe img-598129e9a5790aa36c424afe attachment-598129e903596ea696449c66 img-598129e903596ea696449c66 attachment-598129e83e00becc7fa9083e img-598129e83e00becc7fa9083e KitchenLula Woodworks by CRAIG SKOWRONEK I was born and raised in Northampton, Massachusetts, but have called Hoover, Alabama home for the last 20 years. I developed a love of working with wood, and design each piece to bring out the unique beautiful features of each board. I create wooden cutting boards bread boards and other serving pieces. I use more than 25 varieties of wood from all over the world, from red alder harvested in the Pacific Northwest, to padauk from Africa, to Vermont sugar maple to South American purple heart. When I set out to make a board I have no design or size in mind. I simply do what the wood tells me. The wood dictates everything. If I try and force a design or a size then what I come away with is something completely unnatural. One of my boards might be as simple as red maple with a couple of American walnut accents. Or it might be as involved as Brazilian cherry curves with African mahogany and Peruvian walnut inlays. But each board ends up as is it was meant to be. My business, Lula Woodworks, is named for my wife of more than 20 years, Lula.