This item sold on May 3, 2012.
The shape of this wonderfully natural mesquite service tray is a result of 'chasing the worm'... cleaning up the bore holes of the worm that years ago brought down the stately South Texas Mesquite from which it was cut. It has an active grain character and warm umber patina. The check in the center/end goes through and sawmill markings remain to enhance the raw character of the piece. The platter is hand sanded, oiled and set up on walnut strips to let the edge details float gently above the table. It will look great and will last for generations. Thank you for looking
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.