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This unique charcuterie board is made from Ontario walnut that has been salvaged from an Ontario forest. It is cut across the tree trunk so the growth rings are visible, and is slightly irregular in shape, grain pattern and colour.
I have done my best to match the colour of the wood in the photographs, but it is hard to duplicate online the deep brown and beige colours in the wood. There is a large crack from drying that has been filled with metallic blue epoxy.
This board is slightly oval in shape, 19 inches on the long side and 18 inches on the short side, and is 1 1/2 inches thick.
This tree was salvaged from a woodlot that was over 50 years old. It took over two years to dry, cut and process the wood. The natural checks and cracks caused by the drying process are filled with metallic blue epoxy to create a flat surface. The bark is still on.
The charcuterie board is finished in multiple coats of food-safe tung oil. The finish will last many years, and can be renewed by applying more tung oil available at most hardware stores.
Because this is natural wood, it may warp and bend over the year with changes in humidity. The wood was dried in my kiln to 7% moisture content, so any seasonal changes should be limited.