When it comes to chopping boards, not all are created equal. While plastic and composite options may be readily available, there's nothing quite like the beauty and durability of a live edge chopping board crafted from quality wood. At Serathena, we take pride in sourcing and crafting the finest live edge boards, and we're excited to share the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into making each one.
Introduction to Live Edge Chopping Boards
What is a Live Edge Board?
A live edge board is a piece of wood that's been cut and shaped to reveal the natural edge of the tree, as opposed to a straight, uniform edge. This style of board allows the beauty and character of the wood to shine through, making each one unique.
Why Choose a Live Edge Board?
Aside from their stunning appearance, live edge boards also offer superior durability and functionality. The natural edge of the board allows for easy gripping and maneuvering, while the solid wood construction provides a sturdy surface for chopping and slicing.
The Crafting Process
Sourcing Quality Wood
At Serathena, we take great care in sourcing the finest quality wood for our live edge boards. This means selecting only the best, sustainably harvested hardwoods from reputable suppliers, The wood needs to have a low moisture content naturally dried for years to avoid warping and cracking.
Milling and Cutting
Once we've selected the perfect piece of wood, we begin the process of milling and cutting it to size. This involves using specialized equipment to cut the board to the desired thickness and shape, We then Flatten both sides of the board to insure the board sits flat on any surface.
Sanding and Finishing
After the board has been cut and flattened, we move on to sanding and finishing. This involves smoothing out any rough spots or imperfections starting at 60 git sand paper and working up to 240 grit to make the board totally smooth then applying a food-safe oil and wax finish to protect the board and bring out the natural beauty of the wood.
Customization and Personalization
At Serathena, we believe that every live edge board should be as unique as its owner. That's why we offer a range of customization options, from personalized engravings to unique shapes and sizes.
Care and Maintenance
Cleaning and Sanitizing
To keep your live edge board looking and performing its best, it's important to clean and sanitize it regularly. This can be done with a simple solution of warm water and mild soap, followed by a thorough rinse and drying.
Oiling and Conditioning
To maintain the beauty and durability of your live edge board, it's also important to oil and condition it regularly. This involves applying a food-safe oil or conditioner to the board, which helps to prevent cracking and warping and keeps the wood looking its best.
Crafting a live edge chopping board is truly an art form, and at Serathena, we take great pride in the care and craftsmanship that goes into each one. From sourcing the finest quality wood to customizing each board to fit its owner's unique style, we're committed to creating beautiful and functional pieces that will last a lifetime.
What type of wood is best for a live edge chopping board?
- We typically use sustainably harvested hardwoods like walnut, cherry, and maple for our live edge boards.
How do I know if my live edge board needs to be oiled or conditioned?
- If your board appears dry or dull, or if it feels rough to the touch, it may be time to oil or condition it.
Can I use my live edge board for hot items like pots and pans?
- While live edge boards can withstand moderate heat, we recommend using a trivet or hot pad to protect the wood from excessive heat and warping.
How long will my live edge board last?
- With proper care and maintenance, your live edge board can last for decades or even a lifetime.
How do I clean and sanitize my live edge board?
- To clean and sanitize your live edge board, simply use a solution of warm water and mild soap, followed by a thorough rinse and drying.
At Serathena.co.uk, we're passionate about crafting the highest quality live edge chopping boards that will not only enhance the beauty of your kitchen but also provide you with an incredibly functional and durable surface for all your chopping and slicing needs. We take great care in selecting the finest hardwoods from sustainable sources to ensure that your board is not only beautiful but also environmentally responsible.
We use specialized equipment to cut and shape each board to bring out the natural beauty of the wood. We then sand and finish the board to a smooth surface that is both easy to clean and safe for food preparation. Additionally, we offer customization and personalization options to make your board unique and special.
To ensure that your live edge board lasts a lifetime, it's important to follow proper care and maintenance procedures. Cleaning and sanitizing your board regularly is key to keeping it in tip-top shape. You should also oil and condition your board periodically to prevent cracking and warping, and to maintain its beauty.
In conclusion, a live edge chopping board is a beautiful and functional addition to any kitchen. At Serathena, we're committed to providing our customers with the highest quality live edge boards crafted with care and precision. With proper care and maintenance, your live edge board will be a treasured piece in your kitchen for years to come.