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Best Lasercut Wooden Kitchenware: Staff Pick

Best Lasercut Wooden Kitchenware

When Lindsey Estes started her laser woodcutting workshop Lucca in 2014, she was 24 years old with a single laser cutter, no backstock and a dwindling bank account. In 2015 she opened her first brick and mortar on Main Street in Over-the-Rhine before hopping on over to a new, 2,500-square-foot Findlay Market shop and workspace to house her flourishing business last spring. Six years into entrepreneurship, Estes’ gorgeous, millennial-minded laser cut creations can be found in homes and storefronts across the city, as well as the custom work created for the likes of Union Terminal, Hotel Covington, Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey, Music Hall, Rhinegeist Brewery and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Lucca’s stock holds plenty of homegoods and gifts like Midcentury Modern mirrors, minimalistic planters, holiday ornaments and real wood greeting cards, but the brand’s kitchenware is a surefire way to upgrade simple basics and dinner party centerpieces alike. Bamboo scrub brushes with geometric engraved handles and Brazilian walnut soap dishes make for pretty, sustainable switches for plastic sink essentials; floral-patterned cutting boards, spoon rests and serving utensils add a special touch to meal prep; and glass and marble accented creations add everyday elegance to decanters, teapots, coasters, spice jars and the coolest serving trays for the tastiest of charcuterie. Lucca, 126 W. Elder St., Over-the-Rhine,