A delightful 10" x 6" Mini Charcuterie Board (cheese board) with inlaid growth rings from branches brought down in Hurricane DORIAN from the Halifax Public Gardens. I had just begun working with the Public Gardens this year, taking some of their trimmings and culled specimens. After Dorian I contacted them and learned they were closed, cleaning up and making it safe; and had piles of fallen branches. I drove up to the city and filled my truck.
Dorian is one of those events where everyone will have their own story of where they were, how long their power was out...these boards invite those stories.
Please go to our dropbox stock link to review all of our current stock: CURRENT STOCK Make a note of your selection (the stock number) and include it in a note to me. Watching customers at retail events and craft fairs helped me realize what an important and personal choice it is. (it may take a day to manually remove your board from the online inventory, do not become alarmed). We have enjoyed some brisk sales, and are always generating new stock, so please check back. As well, if you don't see a board that is in stock that you wish, note the characteristics of an already sold piece, or describe what you seek and send me a note to firstname.lastname@example.org .
We developed these smaller boards for several reasons... They are a perfect price and size for a gift, and exceptionally well presented in the flocked vinyl clutch case that Jody designed...They are lovely for a small snack for two, imagine a nice blue cheese, blackberry jelly, and some of yesterday's leftover baguette, with a couple of great glasses of wine (there wouldn't be wine leftover from yesterday)...For me, it allows me to sketch ideas, as sometimes once I see something, I can't unsee it, and I just need to make it.
Thicknesses vary, typically between 5/8" to 1" (19mm-25mm).
The back of each board is signed, as I perceive these as art, and hope they are enjoyed sometimes on a wall, and sometimes under sushi.
The back of the board is drilled and t-slotted so that it can be hung on the wall, as art, in either landscape or portrait format. The board is finished with multiple coats of tung oil. Regular oiling is required as maintenance, especially after use (it also makes cleanup easier if the board is well oiled immediately before service). After use we suggest cleaning (of course) with a wipe of soap and water, never submerging in water, and then oiling. Olive oil is fine, and everyone has it; simply wipe on generously, wait ten minutes and wipe off the excess. You may also use oils made specifically for boards, such as lemon oil, walnut oil, etc.. Each board comes with care instructions, and the flocked vinyl clutch case.