BLACKLINE CUTTING BOARD
An artisanal heirloom-quality cutting board that is both a functional tool and a decorative kitchen item that will add beauty and character to the heart of your home. These boards are hardy and can withstand everyday food preparation, but at the same time, they are impressive enough to act as serving platforms for presenting food to guests.
Designed by Josh Vogel in Kingston, New York, each cutting board is crafted from a single piece of solid white oak in the Black Creek Mercantile & Trading Co. workshop. The long crafting process through which these cutting boards are created has several stages and begins with selecting only sustainably harvested wood whose natural character lends itself perfectly to becoming a functional and beautiful cutting surface. The wood is hand-carved to create a smooth silk-like finish, wonderful to hold and even nicer to work on. The carved cutting boards are then put through a natural reactive process that results in their distinctive black finish. No pigments are used to create this unique finish. Instead, the technique makes use of the tannic acid inherent in white oak to develop a deep, durable, food-safe dye; the source of which comes from within the wood itself. The most beautiful result of this process is that the natural dye will “war” over time developing a rich patina that is special to the object and how it is being used.
These small-scale produced cutting boards are made to order in limited batches maximising the material used and minimising waste. Each board is unique due to the naturally occurring variations in the wood and the artisanal dyeing technique used. The boards come tempered and pre-finished with the finest hand-made cutting board oil that works with the wood to protect it from within. The oil allows the wood to breathe while facilitating the grain’s natural ability to heal itself.
If used often and taken care of properly the Blackline Cutting Boards will only become more beautiful over time becoming an heirloom piece rich in personal stories.
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