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Hi Patrick,
Everything worked out great at our event. The items you donated were a hit and I have to tell you how impressed people were with the cheese board and pen sets. I know two of the people who won your items and really thought they were beautiful. Thank you again for your support! We'll be sending you a letter later this week with the results of the auction.

Judy Nagai-Allison
Director of Alumni Affairs
UNLV William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration




Hi Patrick,

Your items were extremely popular. Once I count up how many I need, I would like to order some cheese boards. I know there was a lot of talk and activity surrounding them. Thanks again for donating such a great item.



2 River Theatre Company Auction




My interest, a medium sized Far Niente Cabernet cheeseboard with a natural or classic stain.  My family adores the wine and would find this to be very unique and appropriate for their tastes.


I received it yesterday and it is great!
Thank you for your assistance, it is a perfect gift.

Allyson Rowe
Positive Impact, Inc.




Just wanted let you know that your beautiful work got here safe.  We are putting them out on the retail floor for sale. I will keep in touch with you to let you know how it goes.


Kristin Walling

Visitor Center Manager

HALL Napa Valley

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About Us

The Two River Times

      The Week of September 5 - 12, 2003

            Bartender Finds A Business Through ‘Thinking Outside The Box'

            By Peggy Sturmfels

            Patrick Satterfield shows off two of the serving trays he made from
            wine boxes.RED BANK - When Pat Satterfield joined Two If By Sea
            owners Vince DiVivo and Scott Ferrar as their bar manager, three
            years ago, he was impressed with the renovation of the dining rooms,
            but uninspired by the bar area.

            "Yvonne (Young, the waitress) and I would sit around after work,
            trying to think up themes we could use for the bar design. It was
            devoid of any decor."

            At home Satterfield was in the midst of a total home renovation
            project in which he and his wife, Sharon, had completely gutted
            their Linden Place home and were slowly refurbishing it room by
            room. In the process of the remodeling, he had learned a lot about
            staining and polyurethaning.

            "We had stained all the floors and woodwork and I really enjoyed
            working with the stains, getting the colors I wanted and applying it
            to the wood."

            Satterfield had taken a few wooden wine crates home from Two If By
            Sea to experiment with. Through experimentation, he came up with the
            idea of creating lacquered wooden plaques from the sides of the wine
            boxes, each of which bore the name of a fine wine served at Two if
            By Sea.

            "We really liked the look of it, and because we have an extensive
            wine list, it really was a good theme to carry out," Satterfield
            said. "We started hanging the stuff up on the walls and I decided to
            make a few placemats for the patrons who wanted to dine at the bar.
            I had no intention of selling them, they were just part of the wine
            part - and well - nice." Satterfield continued to play around with
            the boxes, pulling them apart and trying to find new uses for the
            wood. "My owner, Vince told me that people were going to want to buy
            these things and at first I was skeptical. Than on February 12,
            2002, a customer came in and asked to buy placemats and three of
            four cheeseboards."

            The restaurant was adding to its wine list and Satterfield was
            taking home all the boxes, pulling them apart and saving everything.

            "We use about 95 percent of the box. We offer sawdust to some of our
            friends for gardens, and I give the leftover strips to friends with
            fireplaces for kindling." he added.
            "In March of last year, they diagnosed my daughter with spina bifida
            and I was worried about having the extra medical bills. But this has
            really helped and we're holding our own with it. And Kendal is doing
            well too."

            (Satterfield and his wife Sharon have two children Grant, 3, and
            Kendal, 20 months.)

            Working out of their own separate workshops in two different states,
            the partners have created Satterfield Originals® with a product line
            of 16 designs using wine boxes from all over the world.

            The designs include glass-topped cheeseboards in three sizes,
            serving trays, placemats, jewelry boxes with velvet lining,
            humidors, decorative plaques, trivets and wine coasters sets. The
            partners will also finish wine boxes that the customer has. "We get
            people who have old wine boxes that they have been carting around
            for years that they have a sentimental attachment to and want us to
            refurbish or make into a useable object for them," Satterfield says.

            Satterfield's workshop is small but impressive. "Being in the bar
            business for over 25 years, I've learned to work in tight places and
            make the most out of usable space. The drying shelf can hold up to
            200 pieces that have been polyurethaned and are waiting for

            The rafters hold wine box sides of every size, wooden workbenches
            hold saws, clamps, sanders and wood-carving tools. Air conditioning,
            fans and heaters are used to keep the temperature and humidity
            perfect for the wood and a big plastic sheeting curtain protects
            pieces from sawdust and dirt.

            Satterfield gets his raw materials from various places. Liquor
            stores, other restaurants and bars, customers and sometimes the
            occasional winery have all been sources for the wine boxes.

            They have had interest from some of the wineries that have tasting
            rooms to supply them with products using their wine boxes, but they
            want to build the business slowly so that it is manageable. "That
            will come in time," said Satterfield. "Some businesses get too big,
            too quick and they lose it in the process. I don't want to lose the
            craftsmanship- you have to crawl before you run. "

            Each piece is sanded and stained to bring out the best grain in the
            wood, or complement the design imprinted or burned into the top.

            Some pieces are added to or "framed" to enlarge them. Others are
            reinforced with wood or brass fittings for strength or as a design

            Cheeseboards are fitted with a removable glass top for easy cutting
            and cleaning.

            We were asked to make a Christmas gifts from Mondavi Wine boxes. Using
            the Mondavi 
box for a cheeseboard, and an Opus box for a humidor, he filled
order for the customer, who in turn presented it to his friend,
            renowned vintner Robert Mondavi.

            Mondavi wrote a note of thanks and agreed to let the partners use
            the letter on their new brochure.

            The business ships orders throughout the U.S. and internationally as

            Plans for the future include displaying their products at local wine
            events and designing a website.

            This Sunday, Sept. 7, Satterfield will have a booth at the Red Bank
            Street Fair.

            All of this takes time and manpower. Satterfield puts in 35 to 40
            hours a week at the restaurant and then 20 to 35, hours a week
            "doing this."

            "If I didn't have the support from my wife, Sharon, and friends like
            Jeff DeVaney who comes and helps do anything I need, and Yvonne too,
            to get the orders out, it wouldn't work."

            For more information about Satterfield Originals call (908) 902-0290



Satterfield Originals

130 Bodman Place Unit 2

Red Bank NJ 07701

Cell 908-902-0290




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