Live-edge, large, cherry-wood charcuterie board with a unique integral handle
Tray measures 19” long x 10½”-14" wide x ¾” thick x 4.5” high (at the handle).
Handle was formed from and follows the angle of a branch as it grew off the trunk; it curves upward to help pick up and pass the tray, and it gives the piece an artful touch.
The small amount of bark that is retained on the live edges is securely attached and any crevices in the bark have been sealed with epoxy resin.
All natural stress cracks/checks or holes from insects or soft bark inclusions have been cleaned out and filled with black epoxy resin to improve stability and to prevent food particles from lodging there.
Finished with 3 coats of in-the-wood, food-safe polymerised tung oil and is silky smooth.
The wood came from a downed wild black-cherry tree in Needham, MA.