All of our products are unique & individual pieces!
No two are exactly the same.
There are several reasons for this:
1. The Woods
We use nothing but high quality woods to create each of our products. For each wood type for more information (color, hardness, etc.)
Currently all of our stands are made from a renewable wood source, Bamboo plywood. It's our understanding that the bamboo used to make this plywood is raised on large farms and is harvested every five years. The outer veneers are thicker than those you would find on American or European plywoods The material has no voids of any kind. It's very stable and strong. It's easy to work, sand and takes stain very well. The easels can be used to display the smaller boards vertically or horizontally and also helps you save counter space. They can also be disassembled and stored if you wish not to use it. The large stands hold your butcher block in a stable frame and allow you to store it out of the way when it's not in use. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do making them.
Every piece has been made by hand, not mass produced by milling machines or CNC devices. Although we have given you specific dimensions for an item, in length, width and thickness, variations will occur. This happens once we have assembled the pieces and discover a flaw or imperfection that would make the piece weak or less appealing to the consumer. We then trim or sand or plane the board to remove it. Thus, changing the dimensions slightly.
3. Mother Nature
Mother Nature herself plays a huge part. Trees of the same species, located it the same forest, will vary from each other. This occurs due to location of the tree. It may get more or less sun, more or less water. It may be more or less protected from the weather. The soil may be richer than the soil only 50 yards away. All of these factors determine how the tree grows and how it looks once it's cut. So, don't be surprised when you see two or three pieces of the same species of tree, and they don't look the same.
Lastly, is aging of the wood. As cut wood ages, it develops a patina, or a darkening of the wood. Once the wood is exposed to the air and sun light of it's new environment, the process starts. It takes a long time to occur, even with wood that has been made in to furniture, stained and a protective coating applied. It happens. Some of the wood you'll see was cut less than two years ago. Some of it, we've had in our inventory for over 15 years. So, again, don't be surprised when you see two pieces of the same species that don't look alike. We love the patina because we feel it has a warmer and richer appearance. We hope you do too.