BLACKLINE CUTTING BOARDINGREDIENTS LDN
An artisanal heirloom-quality board that is both a utilitarian kitchen tool and a beautiful platform for presenting food. Every detail of these solid oak boards has been thoughtfully considered.
Designed by Josh Vogel in Kingston, New York, each board is hand-crafted from a single piece of white oak in the Blackreek Mercantile & Trading Co. workshop. The painstaking process through which these boards are created involves selecting only sustainably harvested wood whose natural character lends itself perfectly to becoming a functional and beautiful cutting surface. The wood is carved to create a smooth silk-like finish, wonderful to hold and even nicer to work on. The carved 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.
The boards are produced 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 dying 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 boards will only become more beautiful over time becoming an heirloom piece rich in personal stories.