The chopping board has been masterfully produced by combining two different types of wood cut into five strips; two spalted sycamore either side of a walnut strip. This works because although all five strips are different colours and textures, five are of a similar tone so it is kind to the eye.
Spalted wood (the wood with shapes of a different pattern or colour) give the board interest and the three together give it a unique and tasteful vibe.
The wood has been cut into strips of a particular length and glued together with some very strong adhesive. To make it even more secure a metal edge has been placed on the rougher edges. The handles have been made as part of this edge too.
Handles are useful in a number of ways; when the chopping board is used for it’s original purpose it becomes very messy and slippery to hold securely. Fruit and vegetables such as tomatoes and plums for example have a lot of juice and which predispose the board to end up on the floor! Handles give the board stability so that this does not happen.
The other thing that handles give you is the opportunity to use the board as a tray. If the board is washed, or wiped down with hot water and detergent, it can be turned over to reveal the other side of the wood which will vary in some way because all the wood we use is natural.
You could, if you wanted, seeing how stylish it is, bring out a pot of tea and some scones,with room enough for a jug of milk, lovely homemade jam and cream and a small posie of flowers from your garden for your guests on a lovely, sunny spring day!
Maybe you could sit in the garden that you created with some of Made in Devon’s garden tools!
Local wood, fantastic tray and homemade cake. How quintessentially English is that?