As a woodworker, there's nothing quite like the satisfaction of creating something beautiful, yet functional for the home. That's why we were thrilled when a customer asked us to make them a bespoke chopping board out of maple, oak, and walnut.
We began by selecting the best pieces of wood from our stock, looking for grain patterns and colours that would complement each other. Maple, with its light, creamy colour, would provide a nice contrast to the dark, rich tones of the walnut and warmth of the oak.
We cut the wood into various size strips and glued them together into a larger board. This process requires a lot of precision and attention to detail to ensure that the strips align perfectly and the board is perfectly flat.
Once the glue had dried, The board was sanded down to a smooth finish, gradually working through finer and finer grits of sandpaper until the wood was silky smooth to the touch. Then we applied our food safe board butter to protect the wood and bring out its natural beauty.
The end result was a stunning chopping board that looked almost too good to use. The combination of maple, oak, and walnut created a beautiful contrast of colours and textures, while the careful construction ensured that the board would be sturdy and durable.
Knowing that this piece would be used and appreciated for years to come made all the effort and attention to detail worth it.
If you're in the market for a bespoke chopping board that's functional and beautiful, please consider getting in touch, we can make truly one-off pieces with virtually any combination of wood species you desire. You won't be disappointed!
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