Friday, May 13, 2011

Large Natural Edge Red Cedar Reversible Chef's Board - Serving Board - Cutting Board - Centerpiece

Reversible Red Cedar Chef's Board

Large Natural Edge Red Cedar Reversible Chef's Board - Serving Board - Cutting Board - Centerpiece, or use it as kitchen decor! Very versatile! Unique reversible handles. Use either side of this beautiful piece of wood! The scent of cedar is amazing!

Use this as a one of a kind centerpiece for your table setting.

I designed this board so you can use either side of this beautiful piece of wood. Remove the handles when not being used for serving.

The wood is preserved with a blend of olive oil and beeswax .

Care Instructions:

Lightly oil with olive oil periodically and wipe clean with a soft cloth.

This piece measures:

22 1/4 inches long (56.5 cm)

10 inches at its widest point (25.4 cm)

1 3/4 thick (4.4 cm)

Reversible Red Cedar Chef's Board

Monday, May 9, 2011

Fallen Pecan Tree

Hauling Pecan Tree Logs

In the unfortunate circumstance of the recent tornado outbreak in North Carolina and other southern states, this beautiful Pecan tree was uprooted.  I have been fortuanate enough to receive part of it by removing it from an elderly ladies yard in Raleigh, NC.  

Pecan and other hickory woods are rated as the number three hardwood group in the United States. It falls behind only black walnut and black cherry in terms of value.
Carya illinoensis has close-grained, hard wood that is pale reddish-brown with occasional dark streaks.

Pecan when turned…is durable, stable and takes on a beautiful finish. It makes beautiful bowls, vessels, cutting boards and other projects.  I am thrilled to be able to use this wood for future woodworking projects and to know this beautiful wood will not go without notice and end up in a landfill or other insignificant area.

One of the 28 inch diameter logs

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Red Cedar Mortar & Pestle

We were delighted when asked to do a custom order for a Mortar & Pestle! 
It is to be used as a continuance of one that has been used by a family for generations! 
The 85 year old Mortar & Pestle was past down to the women in this family for 85 years. 

I can't even express how good it is to know that something I have created will be used by this family and my work was valued as such!  Thank you Delilah!

Eastern Red Cedar Mortar & Pestle