Our serving boards are made from highly figured wood and each is a work of art that should be displayed on your wall as well as your table.
Our latest creation is our tap maple charcuterie board. Tap maple is wood cut from the lower trunks of sugar maple trees where holes were drilled to tap for maple syrup. Maple is a very light-coloured wood but where the hole is drilled a brown streak develops in the wood for a foot or so above and below the hole. This is a very rare wood as few producing sugar maples are cut down. This wood is more work than normal because the holes and and checks have to be filled with tinted epoxy. The results speak for themselves.
We also make serving boards from live edge wood such as ash, maple and walnut. Our selection depends on what wood is available.
We hesitate to call these “cutting boards” because they can be damaged by a knife. Cutting boards are usually made from end-grain hardwoods that are more durable than the flat-grain hardwood that we use in our boards.
We seal our boards with several coats of tung oil that provide a long-lasting finish that really brings our the colour of the wood. You can clean our boards with a damp cloth. Never immerse a wood board in water or place in a dishwasher.
If your board ever needs refinishing, you can lightly sand it with a fine sandpaper (220 grit) and apply more tung oil (available at most paint and hardware stores).
Some of our boards are so beautiful we provide mounting hardware so that you can display it on your wall when not using it.
Right now we only sell these boards at artisan sales because there are only a limited number available and designs vary widely. Keep checking back online as we hope to list them here on www.whistlerwoodcraft.com and on Etsy.