HAND CARVED COFFEE SCOOP
This coffee scoop combines a large and shallow scoop with a gently curved handle that sits comfortably in hand. Designed and crafted to be a decorative display item for the kitchen as much as a functional object for daily use, our hand-carved coffee scoop combines the natural beauty of black walnut wood with skilled artisanal craftsmanship to create a kitchen tool that is as enjoyable to have on display as it is to use.
Each scoop is made from a single piece of carefully selected black walnut and comes pre-finished with a handmade blend of natural mineral oil and organic beeswax which allow the wood to breathe while facilitating the grain’s natural ability to heal itself.
Designed and handmade by Joseph Huebscher of Sweetgum Co. in his workshop in Tennessee, our spoons are made in small batches and each spoon comes with a unique story of material and process.
Joseph collects most of the wood for his work from unwanted trees that have fallen or been taken down around his neighbourhood and occasionally uses wood sourced from a local lumber yard or salvaged from old pieces of furniture. His preference is to work with wood that is unusual or not commercially available and he has been collecting carefully selected pieces of wood for years. Joseph first started working with wood alongside his father as a young boy during the long Southern summers in Tennessee. After several tornados came through the town he had grown up in and the winds blew down trees all around him, Joseph and his father decided to acquire a small sawmill and put the wood to work rather than let it go to waste. Though every batch of wood he uses has a unique story, much of the material for his projects comes from wood that would otherwise have simply gone to waste.
The pieces of wood used to create our Black Walnut Coffee Scoops have a distinct story of origin. The Sweetgum Co. workshop was built on land that used to belong to an old Southern farmhouse. Abandoned for years, the garden of the farmhouse was full of black walnut trees. When the farmhouse was eventually taken over by a new owner many of these beautiful trees were cut down. The large black walnut logs were taken away by a mill, but the remaining unwanted smaller logs have been transformed into our spoons, spatulas and these coffee scoops.
Grown so near his home and workshop, Joseph Huebscher has skilfully transformed these unwanted pieces of black walnut into our beautiful coffee scoops infusing them with new life.
Due to the handmade nature of these items, scoop sizes can vary slightly.
Size: 20 cm (L)
Handle: 14 cm (L)
Scoop: 5.5 cm (D), 20 ml
Material: Black Walnut
Handmade in Tennessee
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