Wednesday, March 31, 2010

straight from the congo

when rough cut chunks of wood are shipped from the congo they get stamped for tracking purposes. seeing a piece that still bore markings in a scrap pile made me think right away that i wanted to do something that would accentuate the 485 marking.

coincidentally.... at the time i was remodeling my kitchen and in need of a small counter top for a single base cabinet. i dug through the scraps again and came out with enough pieces of african mahogany to make it happen.

i added one piece of maple. i liked the contrast and it satisfied my love of indigenous species of wood.

the only finish on the wood is a natural, non toxic mineral oil that is totally food safe. this not only brings out the natural luster of the wood, it makes the piece a totally functional cutting board.... a good balance of form and function.

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