The Archote Family

Handmade Short Wood Spatula

This beautifully Artisan crafted Handmade Short Wood Spatula is great for when you need extra control and sturdiness without hot metal. Stronger than your run of the mill plastic or metal spatula, there's no concern here about melting or warping. 

These handmade cooking utensils are made with timber that's sustainably harvested from local land. The maker may also use woods recovered from storm damaged trees and scraps from other area wood workers. Their primary woods are Black Walnut and Cherry, though they may occasionally have Silver Maple, Osage Orange, Pecan and White Oak.


  • Handmade
  • Each item is tagged with its wood variety and other information
  • All pieces are toxin free and easy to wash
  • Leave 'em out of the dishwasher for the sake of longevity
  • With simple basic care like hand washing and an occasional oiling, these spoons should last a lifetime, or even a couple generations
  • Each item is an individual piece with it's own characteristics

Due to the nature of each item being individually handmade, slight variations will occur with wood grain and appearance from those pictured.

The Process:

There are about ten steps in the spoon-making process. Custom created templates are laid on the wood of choice and shapes are drawn out. Each piece is then carefully guided through a band saw before being sanded down to its desired shape. Next, if shaping a spoon, the bowls are gouged out to their desired depth. Then the pieces are sanded again, by hand, using increasingly finer sandpaper until the desired smoothness has been reached. Next is the final step, everyone’s favorite - the piece is rubbed with Red Road's own blend of edible cooking oils and a little beeswax. All that's left is to admire it as a sustainably produced piece of functional art!

Size: Length 8 1/2", Width 3 1/4"

Made in:  Leslie, AR

Lead time: 7 - 10 days. The Archote Family hand carves their work from wood that is sustainably harvested from local land. This process can take a little extra time, but it's worth the wait for these craftsman pieces.

About the Manufacturer

Check out our Blog Post: "I'd Rather be an (Urban Wood) Spoon"

The Archote Family
Leslie, AR

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The Archote Family makes sustainably produced functional art in Leslie, AR. Their business (Red Road Woodworks) has been family owned and operated since 1985. It was founded by Brad Archote, a rural homesteader. Struggling to raise a family on a sustainable farm in rural Arkansas, he mastered his woodworking skills and the family business was born. His love for food and...

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Love it!

What a great spatula! Thank you

Thank you Mary for the review. We are so glad to hear that you love the Handmade Short Wood Spatula and think it's great. We do too. We hope you get to enjoy it for many years to come with your favorite recipes. Thanks also for supporting LocalWe and small business!
Functional and Beautiful

I love this compact spatula. The size is practical for all purposes and its simple beauty will make you keep it out of the drawer and on display along with all your other Localwe utensils.

Hi Sonia. Thanks so much for your review. We're glad to hear that you love the Handmade Short Wood Spatula. We hope that you get many years of enoyment out of it for cooking and as decor with your other utensils. Thanks too for supporting LocalWe and small business.

Absolutely gorgeous workmanship in this piece. Perfection. I am thrilled with this purchase.

Thanks Barbara for the review. We're glad to hear that you like workmanship of our Handmade Short Wood Spatula. Thanks too for supporting LocalWe and small business.

Exceptional product. I can’t wait to give them as xmas presents. I get one too!

Hi Jolsyn. Thanks so much for the review. We're glad to hear that you like the spatula. They do make great Christmas gifts! Thanks too for supporting small business.
Wooden spoon

The spoons are exquisite!

Thank you so much for the review Calvin. We’re glad you like the spoons. Thanks for visiting LocalWe and for supporting small business.

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