Birdseye Maple 11"

Salt and Pepper mill set. 


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Richard Rosa, Owner

Hi there! My name is Richard Rosa and I would like to welcome you to my website. The following is a bit about me and how I came to be making peppermills, bottle stoppers, and much much more!


I have always had an interest in anything to do with wood, from refinishing furniture in my teens, to building tables, decks, shelves, and more in my later years.  


In 2012, I took a class in Woodturning. I was captivated by how the real beauty of work could be shown. I began making bottle stoppers and bowls before finally moving on to making Peppermills. I find Peppermills to be a very beautiful and useful accessory to any kitchen or dining room.

Wood Types

My Peppermills, bowls, and tea lights are made from a variety of different woods. I have used Cherry, Black Cherry Burl, Curly Maple, Birdseye Maple, Maple Burl, and Black Walnut, just to name a few.


My Bottle Stoppers are crafted from decorative Burl woods.

The Process

Each one of my mills, bowls, tea lights, and other products are hand made on my lathe, hence no two are exactly alike. Every mill is hand sanded to 600 grit and finished with "The Doctors Woodshop Finishing Oil," which is a heat treated pure oil that penetrates into the work and dries to a hard durable satin finish. Certain woods may require up to six or seven coats of the finishing oil to allow the beauty of the wood to shine through. To finish off a mill, I use a Danish Crushgrind ceramic mill mechanism that is extremely durable and adjustable, and capable of grinding any and all of your favorite spices.



For each Bottle Stopper, I use a premium food grade stainless steel stopper that will not tarnish and is not effected by the tannins in wine.  They make excellent gifts for all occasions.

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