Woods & Finishes
The beauty of wood is infinitely various. Each species has a unique set of physical properties — stability, hardness, weight, machineability, etc. — which determines its suitability for a given application. In addition to performance, there are also aesthetic considerations: how does it look and feel? I seek out visually interesting specimens – of bird's-eye and curly maples; curly cherry; quarter-sawn lumbers – structurally suitable wood which also exhibits an interesting figure or grain pattern. When possible, we will try to match any particular preference for species and appearance you may have.
Edward's Cutting Board Oil
Edward's Oil is compounded of all-natural, food-safe, FDA-approved oils especially for Edward Wohl cutting boards and blocks. Edward's Oil is also terrific for treating a wide variety of wood surfaces, including countertops, chopping blocks, pastry boards, serving trays, salad bowls, utensils, and more. Edward's Oil comes in 16-oz. bottles and may be ordered with your cutting board(s) or separately.
How We Finish Your Furniture
When you purchase a chest, jewelry box, or chair, as well as most dressers and cabinets, it will be finished with Velvit Oil, a commercial soy-based resin which protects against moisture and stains. For optimum long-term care, it should be periodically sanded lightly (600 grit sandpaper or 0000 steel wool), re-oiled and wiped dry.
For your table, bench or blanket chest, we use 3 coats of a very durable spray varnish, which is then hand-rubbed with fine sandpaper and steel wool. Resistant to moisture, alcohol and marring, this lustrous finish is virtually maintenance-free.
Fall Art Tour
Come visit our workshop during the Southwest Wisconsin Fall Art Tour!
October 14-16, 2017
More info at fallarttour.com
"Primo" Boards Available
Each year, as we make our maple cutting boards, we chance upon a few truly stunning pieces of wood, with an exceptional bird's-eye pattern. From this choice lumber we make a few "primo" boards, which are truly spectacular. These boards are priced at 50% over retail. If you're interested in owning one, please call or drop us an e-mail.
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