The other day my mom was going to buy some wooden kitchen spoons, but I told her that instead of buying them, I would make her some. I had originally wanted to make them out of cherry, but the hardwood lumber store didn’t have any small pieces. They did have a cheap off-cut of birch, so i used that instead. This was the first time working with birch, and I really enjoyed it. Most of the shaping was done by hand, including the hollowing. I then smoothed everything out with the belt sander, followed by hand sanding. They are finished with a few coats of mineral oil, and are ready to cook up some delicious meals.