Sapele Serving Board with Leather Handle
Each serving board is made from African Sapele. Sapele (pronounced sa-pee’-lee) is in the African mahogany family. The tree grows in the tropical rain forests of Africa, ranging from the Ivory Coast to Cameroon and eastward through Zaire to Uganda. Sapele has the appearance of African mahogany with its dark reddish-brown ribbon pattern but is heavier, stronger, and harder.
The wood is dimensioned on four sides, squared, planed, the entire board is routed with a 1/2" or 1/4" round-over bit, sanded up to 400 grit, and conditioned with hydrating wood serum and conditioner. Lastly, a natural leather strap (black or dark brown) is attached using aged bronze screws to act as a handle (or hanger).
Each board is approximately 10" (L) x 5" (W) in size and about 1" thick. Please note that wood coloration may vary slightly from the product in the photos due to the natural look and feel of each piece of walnut.
I partner with Bumblechutes for all of my wooden kitchenware care. They handcraft all of their care products using the finest all-natural ingredients from their small shop in New Hampshire, USA with beeswax from local apiarists.
Hydrating Wood Serum
Made with only food-safe ingredients, the Hydrating Wood Serum soaks into the wood to saturate, rid harmful moisture, and protect your wooden kitchenware from harmful ultraviolet rays. This special batch of ingredients will provide a level of protection for wood from the inside out. The Hydrating Wood Serum also helps to prevent chipping, swelling, protects against UVA and UVB rays, and even acts as an antibacterial agent. Ingredients: mineral oil, coconut oil, vitamin E oil, zinc oxide, lemon oil.
All-In-One Wood Conditioner
Made with only food-safe ingredients, the All-In-One Wood Conditioner is exactly what is needed to rid harmful moisture, saturate the wood fibers, seal the oil, and protect your wooden kitchenware. This special batch of ingredients will provide a level of protection for wood while providing a warm look that will highlight the natural colors and leave a silky smooth surface. Ingredients: mineral oil, coconut oil, beeswax, carnauba wax, vitamin E oil, zinc oxide, lemon oil.