XL Hand Carved, Wood Party Tray/Platter With Serving Bowls, Sustainably Collected, Artisan Made, House Warming, Wedding or Anniversary Gift
Deep brown and rich reds accentuate this one of a kind, artisan made Party Platter/ Tray and serving Bowls. Measuring 19.5" x 19.5" x 1.125" , this large tray and serving bowl set is made of sustainably collected Ipe and Mango woods . The serving tray was laid out and hand carved from Ipe a wood well know to be one of the hardest and most durable woods grown It is also know for its ability to be weather resistant, making it good for indoor and outdoor use. Finished measurements are 19.5" x 19.5" x 1.125 The six round serving bowls were turned on lathe then sand to a smooth finish and measure 6" in diameter and 3.5" deep. The set also includes a hand carved / fluted center bowl measuring 6" in diameter and 3.5" deep. The finished serving tray / platter and bowls are exactly the ones pictured in the photo. All of them have been finished with an organic, mineral oil sealant and wood conditioner. If you purchase this tray and bowl set, it will provide you many, many years of use, provided you take care of it. Please hand wash only. Do not submerge in water or wash in a dish washing machine. Every 30 days a coat of wood conditioner should be applied. This is inexpensive way to preserve your boards and can be purchased at most grocery or hardware stores. Shipping: Shipping in the continental US is free. Sorry to those of you in Alaska and Hawaii, but the cost of shipping a large board like this is substantial. If you would really like it, message me. The Artisans story: I am an advocate for sustainability and producing things the are friendly to our environment. I try hard to only buy materials and use process that are viewed as sustainable and environmentally friendly. Working with local tree services and sometimes contractors, I purchase materials that would typically become landfill or get burned as fire wood. As a result, I hand produce things specific to the materials I have and to minimize the amount of waste. All of the sawdust I produce is donated for local gardeners to compost and scarp ( which i estimate at lest than 2%) is ground for mulch I donate. The Woods Story: Serving Tray / Platter: Random scarps of Ipe were purchased from a contractor building a custom, residential home, deck. The scraps were carefully measured to insure maximum material usage and then assembled, had carved, sanded and finished. The mango bowls were made from the trunk of a local tree that was a victim of the drought. Mango is not a tree know for doing well in the arid climate of San Luis Obispo, CA, especially give the occasional winter frost. The 7" diameter trunk was cut into turning blanks measuring 7" wide x 6" long, sealed and let set to dry for 4 years before being kiln dried to 10% moistrure, turned or carved, sanded and sealed.