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On a walk in our woods this spring I came across an American Hornbeam (or Musclewood) tree that had died last year. I came back with a hand saw and cut several pieces to make into spoons and spatulas. It was a 6" diameter tree that had been choked by honeysuckle, which gave it a twisted bulging growth pattern which is yielding really interesting grain. Hornbeam is super dense and hard with tight grain - perfect for spoons, and was used by the American pioneers for tools, bowls, and utensils. The trees are slow growing and relatively small, so the wood is very rare and not found commercially.

This slim, long handled spoon is one of the first pieces I've carved out of this beautiful blond hardwood. The bowl of the spoon has some lovely darker streaks and ripples, and the curves of the handle skirted the edges of several small knots, adding interest and complexity to the piece. The spoon is 16 1/2 inches long with 1 7/8 inch wide by 1 inch deep bowl (outside measurements).

This is an extra long spoon for those big pots of stew, homemade apple butter, or canning season: the essential kitchen spoon for homesteaders or those with big families. Beautiful as well as practical, this spoon is at home as a serving utensil at dinner parties as well as a work-horse in the kitchen.

This original piece is initialed and dated "EB 2011". Every item we create is unique, so what you are purchasing is the exact item shown.

We include a gift-quality tag with care instructions with every utensil.

• We design each utensil based on the individual grain patterns and other unique characteristics of every piece of wood.
• Each utensil is designed to be both a functional kitchen tool, as well as a beautiful serving piece.
• Engineered for strength and durability
• All wood we use comes from sustainable, natural, locally harvested sources, and most is recycled from larger furniture making operations.
• We employ ecologically sound crafting practices.
• All pieces are polished to a high shine and finished with natural food grade oil.
• Safe for most non-stick cookware
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SHIPPING: We guarantee shipping within 3 days of purchase, but we will usually have your purchase in the mail within 24 hours. Shipping is first class parcel post. You may upgrade to priority mail (within the US) for an additional $2.00. If you would like this shipped priority mail, please message me at check-out and I will send you a pay-pal bill for the extra $2. If you are outside the US and would like this shipped priority mail, please message me before check out for an estimate.

Long Handled Wooden Spoon in Sustainably Harvested American Hornbeam

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: hardwood, olive oil
  • Ships worldwide from Indiana, United States
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