C U S T O M W O O D W O R K I N G & H O U S E W A R E S
Hi! We're Carly and Alex, and we make cutting boards.
Our mutual love of woodworking was discovered on our first date. Sitting in a little brewery in the heart of Waterloo, we made small talk until one of us made a comment about the live edge table that we were seated at. After that, it took our poor waiter several attempts to take our order, since neither of us could shut up about our various projects.
I was making cutting boards out of live edge slabs in my dad's garage, while Alex was in the process of building a deck and pergola for his house. The months went by, we worked together on separate projects, and then we thought: "Why aren't we doing this together?" Just like that, Kärlek Designs was born.
Love runs through all that we do, which is why we’re called Kärlek, the swedish noun meaning "love". We put love into every board we produce, from careful selection of lumber from local sawmills, to the hours of sanding, right through to packaging and delivery of the final product.
If you can’t find something you love, contact us and we’ll work with you to design and produce it.