The Archote Family

Handmade Wood Vegetable Mallet

These lovely mallets are ideal for making sauerkraut! With single piece wood construction, these mallets are hefty and will last, well, just about forever. Flat on the bottom with "sharp” edges, the mallet bruises and breaks the cell walls so cabbage releases its juice to make your delicious kraut brine! Can also be used to muddle herbs. Ideal for anyone into fermentation!

Also works as a great muddler for Mojitos!

These handmade wooden cooking utensils use timber that's sustainably harvested from local land. They may also use recovered woods 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 18 1/2", Bowl Width 3 1/2", Bowl Length 5 1/2"

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 "4 Easy Tips on How to Care for Your Wooden Kitchen Utensils"

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...

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Smashing Mallet!

This is a beautifully made item...cherry, with a wonderful 'heft' to it. Fits my hand perfectly. Beautiful finish to it, excellent craftmanship. Highly recommend ANYTHING these folks make!

Hi Lyn! Thanks for the great review. We're so glad you like the heft, finish and craftsmanship of the mallet. Hope you get to use it over the holidays. Thanks for supporting small business.
Wood Vegetable Mallet...

Love love love!!!!!

Hi Faye. Thanks for the review. We’re so glad to hear that you love the vegetable mallet! And thanks for supporting small business.

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