This item sold on July 12, 2012.
This is another piece in South American Mesquite that expresses its hand-worked, natural edge and mill character by being slightly set up on Brazilian Walnut feet. It is a drop, saved from the burn pile for a more noble purpose. It has a wonderfully warm patina that takes years to achieve with native mesquite. It is hard and heavy and will hold up to daily use ... in fact, it is so beautiful, it deserves to be used daily.
Simple Care and Maintenance:
Our wood offerings are sealed with several applications of food-safe mineral oil using open palms to better imbed oils into the wood grains... a method we have found expresses the full richness and patina of the wood. We use mineral oil because it penetrates deep into the wood grain to offer a better initial seal. The oil or surface product you use should be a personal choice.
Simple maintenance only needs a mild soap scub-down and thorough rinse. The piece should then be allowed to dry before use. You should periodically oil the board after cleaning and drying for a time in direct sunlight. Oil the whole board with your hands, gently working any dry patches to an even application. You can feel when you've reached a saturation point. Allow it to set for several hours before using. Beeswax products can bring out more luster than oil but can be short-lived, and specialty cutting board oils are fine also. Try virgin olive oil as an occasional alternative. And...enjoy.