We’ve never really been concerned with how much wood a woodchuck would chuck.
We’d much rather focus on Danny Montoya, a local craftsman who goes by the name of Key & Kite, an ode to his DJ name (catch him tonight at QBar) and love of Benjamin Franklin.
A second-generation woodsmith on both sides, Montoya uses reclaimed scraps to craft clean, minimalist cutting boards, iPad cases, lamps, speakers, succulent plant boxes, bike baskets, and anything else that needs creating. Special attention goes to his gems, geometric, multifaceted pieces in varying sizes ideal for centerpieces, doorstops, or hallway art.
Montoya delivers custom pieces to anyone reachable by bike and also runs roving pop-up sales from time to time.
Nothing twisted about that.
Gems and cutting boards are available at General Store, 4035 Judah Street, between 45th and 46th Avenues (415-682-0600 or visitgeneralstore.com), $35-$150. To see designs, go to couldhaveshouldhavewoodhave.tumblr.com. For custom orders, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Be one of the first 50 people to follow him on Instagram or @keyandkite on Twitter and get $20 off your first custom order or pop-up purchase.
Photo: Courtesy of Key & Kite