Sushi Trays and Cutting Boards

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Project by Simeond posted 07-09-2012 03:21 AM 1438 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I do one-off furniture mostly, but my sister talked me into sharing a booth at an art/craft fair – so I tried my hand at a number of smaller items: cutting boards, sushi trays, serving trays, dessert plates, etc…

They’re (mostly) all end-grain cutting boards for superior durability. Instead of doing the typical exotic-wood “striping” or patterning, I decided to hand-pick wood that would create designs on its own. For many of them, this meant finding a roughly 2”x2” length of hardwood that had just a corner of sapwood – so that, when cut and quarter-matched, would create some sort of design (diamond, “cloud” etc….).

For the smaller boards, I added a “knife-holder” – creating a cheese cutting board which you can set out for your guests and have the knife there for cutting the block of cheese. These could double as sushi servers, providing a place for your chopsticks. Then, when not in use, they can stand vertically on display…

The plates and the walnut serving tray are each hand sculpted for a subtle curve to the plate and bottom.

(Apparently, I can’t attach any more pictures – so this is a sampling…) :)

Critique is ALWAYS welcome!

-- "...a band of small discoveries, strung like pearls on a thread of curiosity, lending richness to our work...." - James Krenov.......

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#1 posted 07-09-2012 02:46 PM

Those are pretty unique. I like the idea of letting the wood create its own designs.

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#2 posted 07-09-2012 03:33 PM

Love that last one!!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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