|Project by Simeond||posted 07-09-2012 03:21 AM||1086 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
I do one-off furniture mostly, but my sister talked me into sharing a booth at an art/craft fair – so I tried my hand at a number of smaller items: cutting boards, sushi trays, serving trays, dessert plates, etc…
They’re (mostly) all end-grain cutting boards for superior durability. Instead of doing the typical exotic-wood “striping” or patterning, I decided to hand-pick wood that would create designs on its own. For many of them, this meant finding a roughly 2”x2” length of hardwood that had just a corner of sapwood – so that, when cut and quarter-matched, would create some sort of design (diamond, “cloud” etc….).
For the smaller boards, I added a “knife-holder” – creating a cheese cutting board which you can set out for your guests and have the knife there for cutting the block of cheese. These could double as sushi servers, providing a place for your chopsticks. Then, when not in use, they can stand vertically on display…
The plates and the walnut serving tray are each hand sculpted for a subtle curve to the plate and bottom.
(Apparently, I can’t attach any more pictures – so this is a sampling…) :)
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