Live-edge, yew-wood charcuterie board with a unique integral handle
- Tray measures about 9" in diameter.
- Handle was formed from and follows the angle of a root or branch as it grew off the root-ball; it makes it easy to pick up and pass the tray, and it gives the piece an artful touch.
- 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. Larger voids were filled with wine-colored epoxy using mica powders. for coloration.
- A finger pocket has been carved under the end of the board so it can readily be picked up from a flat surface (see photos).
- The bark on one side is securely attached and any crevices are filled and sealed with epoxy resin.
- It was finished with 3 coats of in-the-wood, food-safe polymerized tung nut oil and is silky smooth.
- The original tree was reclaimed from a local construction site Needham, MA, area.