What are your boards made from?
We have a variety of different boards sourced from a variety of different locations, so the timber types range quite a bit. It is important to note that all boards individually crafted and will vary from board to board in terms of colour and grain.
We have boards made from the following types of timber:
Acacia wood (sourced from Thailand), is a non-endangered species and is also not harvested from rain forests. Acacia ranges in colour from light brown to dark brown, and can have hues of dark brown/black strewn through the timber.
Mango Wood (sourced from India), is a densely grained hardwood with a strong structure, and is sustainable in nature. Once a mango tree has reached its maturity (approximately 15 to 20 years), it will no longer bear fruit and the trees will eventually rot. As a result, mango wood is increasing in popularity for furniture and homewares goods.
Camphor Laurel (sourced and made in Australia) is a rich honey-coloured hardwood timber, which is often streaked with darker hues of brown or red. Camphor Laurel has a fresh camphor smell, as well as natural antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.
Australian Blue Gum is a hardwood timber, sourced and made in Australia, with a moderately coarse texture, and a high degree of natural durability and strength.
Important Note: Due to insect activity prior to harvesting, some Blue Gum boards may have dark markings that look like squiggly lines. These natural markings are called ‘scribbly gum’ and are not considered to be a fault or defect of the timber or board.
Australian Spotted Gum is a hardwood timber, sourced and made in Australia, with a moderately coarse texture, and a high degree of natural durability and strength.
Important Note: Due to insect activity prior to harvesting, some Spotted Gum boards may have dark markings that look like squiggly lines. These natural markings are called ‘scribbly gum’ and are not considered to be a fault or defect of the timber or board.
Mountain Ash is a hardwood timber sourced from Northeast Victoria in Australia, with a beautiful honey blonde tone that rarely has any imperfections or defects. It is commonly used for high quality furniture.
Canadian Maple (sourced from Canada) is a hardwood timber which is generally light in colouring, used commonly for furniture, flooring and wood working. Its grain can range from a pale cream to a darker golden honey tone.
Cherry (sourced from Canada) is a hardwood timber commonly used in wood work, which features a light, reddish tone that will darken with age. This darkening or “ripening” process is most apparent within the first six months and may continue for several years.
Olivewood (sourced from Tunisia), has naturally occuring antimicrobial properties. Olivewood is a type of hardwood with a striking grain pattern and is a closegrained wood, allowing it to stay smooth for a long period of time.
Bamboo is a naturally antibacterial material which helps avoid cross-contamination. The clever construction of bamboo boards means it is easy on knives and won’t show scratches as easily as other timber materials.
To see what a particular board is made from, please refer to the Made From section located within each product listing (underneath the Description).