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Welcome to my ETSY shop. As you can see, my free time and creative energies go into designing and making one-of-a-kind, inlaid platters and cutting boards, using locally obtained, reclaimed woods, including black walnut, California sycamore, honey locust, and olive wood. I use semiprecious stones and shells for inlay, such as Apatite, Chrysocolla, Lapis, Sodalite, Malachite and Micas.

I am always experimenting with new color combinations and contrasts. I enjoy the moment when a platter is ready for its first finish coat, and the color and grain combinations "pop", and reveal their true character!

Each piece is treated with 3-5 coats of General Finishes Brand -Salad Bowl finish. This finish sets up in the wood, and seals it. I recommend that you use one side for cutting (generally the back) and the other side for serving…

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  • Male
  • Born on February 24
  • Joined February 24, 2008

Favorite materials

California Sycamore, Black Walnut, Acacia, Cypress, turquoise, apatite, chrysocolla, malachite, ammonite, shells

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About

Welcome to my ETSY shop. As you can see, my free time and creative energies go into designing and making one-of-a-kind, inlaid platters and cutting boards, using locally obtained, reclaimed woods, including black walnut, California sycamore, honey locust, and olive wood. I use semiprecious stones and shells for inlay, such as Apatite, Chrysocolla, Lapis, Sodalite, Malachite and Micas.

I am always experimenting with new color combinations and contrasts. I enjoy the moment when a platter is ready for its first finish coat, and the color and grain combinations "pop", and reveal their true character!

Each piece is treated with 3-5 coats of General Finishes Brand -Salad Bowl finish. This finish sets up in the wood, and seals it. I recommend that you use one side for cutting (generally the back) and the other side for serving.

At your request, I can include a note card from you, if the item is being sent on as a gift. Just let me know when you order, and indicate what you would like the note to say. A care sheet is included with each order.

The care instruction that I include with each order is as follows:
"As with any wooden serving item, a quick rinse with water and mild dishsoap and hand drying is generally the best way to clean it. Submerging the board, or placing it in the dishwasher will likely compromise the finish and the inlay. With repeated use, this finish requires occasional redressing with mineral oil (available at any drug store), or you can also rub it with beeswax, or a combination of the two. "

Custom orders: Please convo me if you are interested in a custom order. I find myself increasingly busy just keeping my store stocked, but I may be able to accommodate your request.

Shipping: I ship 90% of orders within 48 hours. Prices are typically for USPS parcel select (2-9 days), but I will default to priority mail if the additional cost is minimal. Please feel free to convo me if you have any questions regarding shipping.

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