A beautful extra large sycamore serving board suitable for cutting and serving food at celebratory meals. It has a lovely grain pattern and also features the prized sycamore ripple effect.
This was made by me in 2022 from an end-trunk plank of sycamore that was felled on the Bathurst Estate in Cirencester, England, over 10 years ago and air-dried to a moisture content of 8%. All bark was removed with hand-chisels and a spokeshave, then the wood was hand-planed and sanded smooth., with 10 gradations of sandpaper, from 40 grit all the way to 2000 grit! The wood was then given three coats of food-safe white mineral oil and finished by buffing with my home-made polish (a mineral oil and beeswax mixture). The handles are 6 inch black cast-iron (15cms) and 6 large plastic feet have been screwed to the underside for stability and to protect your work-surfaces and tables.
Sycamore is a hardwood from the maple family with good surface hardness that makes it well suited for cutting/chopping boards. It is, however, perishable after prolonged exposure to wet conditions, so your board should be wiped clean with warm soapy water and dried quickly. Never leave it soaking in water and never put it in a dishwasher. The board should be regularly oiled, preferably with food-safe mineral oil. It comes supplied with a tin of my polish and a brief set of care instructions.
Dimensions of this extra large board are L109 W34 D3.5 cms (L43 W13 D1.5 inches). Weight is 6kg (13 lbs)