Large, live-edge, yew-wood charcuterie board with a unique integral handle
Tray measures 4½ to 5½" wide x 22½" long x ¾" thick x 4½" high at the handle.
Handle was formed from and follows the angle of a branch as it grew off the trunk; it makes a gentle upward curve that gives the tray an artful touch and it helps pick up and pass the tray.
In addition to the handle, each end of the board has a finger pocket carved out of the bottom (see photos) to make it easy to pick up the tray from a flat surface.
Bark is fully retained and firmly attached on both sides of this board; any small crevices in the bark are filled and sealed with black epoxy resin.
Any 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.
The board is finished with 3 coats of in-the-wood, food-safe polymerized tung oil and is silky smooth.
The wood comes from a yew shrub reclaimed from a local construction site in Needham, MA.