As a small independent start up specialising in hand made products, there are times when my products will be made to order depending on available stock. In order to achieve the quality I am striving for, the build process alone for most boards takes up to 4 days after sourcing the raw materials. I will endeavour to ship your order as soon as possible but it may take 2-3 weeks to receive your order. I will communicate immediately if there are any delays foreseen.
Wood is a living and breathing material. Every piece is unique, therefore there will be natural but subtle differences in the appearance of the grain and shade.
Absolutely! I offer a laser engraving service for all pieces I sell. Simply drop me an email and we can discuss size, placement, font options etc. Images depending on size and detail can also be burnt onto the wood. If unsure let's talk and we can see what works best for you.
While I like each board to be a visually striking piece, you shouldn't be shy about using it, they are intended to be workhorses too, it is their purpose. You will receive instructions on how to care for and restore your board as naturally over time boards will become marked by knives and may lose some of their sparkle. If you don't feel comfortable restoring your board it's okay, you can book your board in with me for a little cosmetic surgery, and I will return it to its former glory.
No, handcrafted wood should never be put in the dishwasher. To clean your board, handwash only using a mild detergent and wipe dry after with a clean towel.
Because wood is a porous material, you shouldn't leave your board in the sink. Internal moisture can cause the wood to crack and warp. Clean the board with mild detergent and wipe dry after with a clean towel.
Don't use high-fat oils like vegetable, corn, olive, peanut, or coconut oil to condition your board. The high fat content in these oils will oxidize and ultimately go bad, causing your board to get stinky and unsafe for prepping food. Please use food-safe mineral oil instead. Make sure it is food safe though, mineral oil purchased from a DIY shop will not be food safe.
Wood is a heat-resistant material and allows hot pots and pans to rest on its surface.
As a cutting board material, wood is soft enough to protect your chef's knife and will not blunt knives like glass and ceramic boards. They are however still hard enough for smooth cuts.
Wooden boards are just as safe to use as plastic and glass ones as long as they are washed thouroghly between uses. Do not allow the blood from raw or cooked meat to pool for long periods.