Our Ironic Bread Board is typically crafted from our cut-offs and shop scraps of salvaged hardwoods, diverting them from the burn pile. Each board will vary somewhat, and each is likely to have some "character" possibly including knots and other imperfections which do not detract from its usefulness.
The board comes finished with "The Original August Fischer Wood Honey," a rich mixture of beeswax and food-grade white oil. With proper care, it will become a trusted, old friend, and you can have the daily satisfaction of seeing these scraps live on in a useful way.
Dimensions (will vary): 10"x10"
Red Oak - with its strength and workability, is commonly used for furniture, veneer, flooring, and sailing ship decks.
White Oak - with its strength and rot-resistance, is prized for making wine and whiskey barrels and in shipbuilding - just ask the English.
Hard Maple - with its fine and clear grain, is frequently used for cutting boards (surprise!) and for making pool cues and skateboard decks.
American Ash - known for its strength and straight grain, Ash is used in making tool handles, baseball bats, hurleys (look it up), and Fender Stratocasters.
Red Elm - with its interlocking grain, Red Elm was commonly used in the hubs of wagon wheels and hockey sticks for its shock resistance.
Butternut - somewhat scare in Minnesota. Beautiful, figured grain. Highly rot resistant, but somewhat softer than other hardwoods.