Bird's Eye Maple Serving Boards
Master woodworker and designer Edward Wohl graduated from Washington University in 1967 with a BS degree in Architecture. He has been designing and building graceful wood furniture since 1970.
Edward's work is known for its masterful design, seamless joinery and liquid-smooth finish. His solid bird's-eye maple cutting boards are unlike any you've seen. Each board is crafted by joining sections from a single piece of specially selected, figured bird's-eye maple, so the wood tone and figuring are consistent throughout. Each is precision-shaped and beveled for graceful shape and balance. Individually hand-sanded and finished to a sensual silkiness, each board is an art object designed to add aesthetic and utilitarian pleasure to your daily life.
Some owners display their cutting boards as art and hesitate to use them. However, they are designed to provide many years of service and satisfaction; minimal care will preserve their appearance.
With his family, Edward has made his home and workplace among the pastoral hills and valleys of southwestern Wisconsin.
"I have always wanted to live and work in a quiet, beautiful, open place. With the help and support of my wife and business partner Ann, and a goodly amount of luck, we've found that place. If people see beauty in my furniture, it may be because I find beauty in my everyday surroundings."
To care for your board, hand wash with a mild detergent and warm water. Towel dry and initially store in a drying rack so that both sides can dry evenly. A Scotch BriteTM pad or fine sandpaper will smooth any roughness that develops.
Kiln dried wood is highly susceptible to water and dampness. Never allow one edge or side to be left on a wet surface. Occasionally turn your hanging board to expose both sides to air.
Do not store your board near a stove or other source of heat. Wiping occasionally with mineral oil or Edward's Cutting Board Oil renews the finish and protects the wood. Let the oil soak in for several hours or overnight and wipe off the excess. To avoid staining, do not leave non stainless metal objects on a wet board. Never put in dishwasher.