The People in the Wood Shop
Tudo Azul is run by TJ & Ev. We are a couple living our best life in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who have figured out a way to combine our talents and interests in woodworking and pyrography into a dynamic combination—personalized handcrafted quality wooden products custom-made to order.
We are an interracial couple and strive to create works of functional art that celebrate our diverse backgrounds. TJ is a proud veteran and African American, and has lived all over the world as a government employee. Evelyn served in the Peace Corps in Armenia for two years, has a 100% Finnish background, and comes from a gigantic family. Read more about us here »
The Meaning of Tudo Azul
Oi. Como Vai?!
You might be asking yourself, “What does Tudo Azul mean?” The literal translation of our company name is, “Everything is blue” in Brasilian Portuguese, which loosely means, “Everything is cool.” When someone in Brasil says, “Oi! Como Vai?” your response could be, “Tudo Azul.” TJ heard this saying quite often during the 6 months that he lived in Brasil. It’s a phrase that encapsulates the functional art we make—it’s colorful, carefree, and filled with expression!
How Did Tudo Azul Come to Be?
Tudo Azul began in 2016 when TJ made his first cutting board for his mom. After posting the picture on his personal Facebook page, he immediately received requests for cutting boards that same day. Evelyn hovered on the sidelines at first, but TJ started getting requests for personalization, so he bought her a pyrography pen for Christmas, and she started wood burning the boards he made. That gave the boards that extra touch that people fell even more in love with.
With the school of YouTube, they continued to expand and grow their skill sets, and now “Tazboards” is more than just cutting boards. It includes butcher blocks, serving trays, counter tops, smoke houses, soap, soap dishes, bath caddies, candles, candle holders, bracelets, and so much more—quality functional wooden art for your kitchen and home.
Why Choose Tudo Azul?
You should buy from Tudo Azul because everything is finely hand crafted with love. We stand by our products and aim for 100% satisfaction. We are not fast, but we offer quality and artful customization that is hard to find in the “serve me now” marketplace.
We use the finest quality wood, sourced from the US, Cuba (local to us), and also imported from Africa and South America. For our cutting boards, all woods have a Janka hardness rating of 900 or better, which means that they will last a lifetime as long as the proper care is given. Some of the woods we use include Jatoba, Tiger Wood, American Cherry, African Mahogany, Yellowheart, Walnut, Purpleheart, Padauk, Sapele, Jarrah and Hard Maple.
It fills us with tremendous joy knowing that our customer will be using something that we made to feed the people that they love and care for. There is no greater satisfaction for us other than knowing that while you are preparing your holiday, birthday or special occasion meals you will be doing so with something that we hand made for you. To ensure this, we never make the same board twice and promise the board that we make for you will be a one-of-a-kind Tazboard.
In closing, we’d like to say thank you for choosing Tudo Azul…You will not be disappointed.
TJ & Ev