With its classic shape, this handmade board will elevate even the simplest of suppers.
Using English oak, and made by hand, this board can be used as a chopping board to prepare food as well as a serving board which can be taken directly to the table.
Made from oak, felled sustainably here in Britain from small independent saw mills who really care about the quality of their timber. This oak has been air dried for 18 months ~ a slow, patient process resulting in fantastically characterful wood, as well as wood that is strong and sturdy.
Each board is carefully cut, shaped and sanded by hand from one single piece of wood to ensure as smooth and useable surface as possible. It's then finished in food-safe mineral oil, with a final coating of vegan wood balm which brings out the grain with a subtle lustre.
- length including handle 48cm, width 21cm, thickness 2.5cm
- chopping surface area 30 x 20cm
- don't submerge in water, not suitable for dishwashers
- wipe clean with a damp cloth and dry straight away
- oil every few months to keep it hydrated using wood balm
- by the handmade nature of this board the knots or striations across the surface will differ from board to board
Selwyn House is formed by Sean Best and Ellie Smalls, who met studying Fine Art at Leeds Arts University.
Always drawn to making things, Sean bought a second-hand lathe and began teaching himself woodturning. Combining their creative talents, Sean & Ellie began to create small-batch handmade serveware & homeware from the best British-grown timbers they could get their hands on.
All the wood used for Selwyn House pieces is sourced as locally as possible to the workshop and is from trees which have grown in Britain. Most wood is bought from small independent sawmills, who either manage woodland around them or buy directly from local tree surgeons. The wood is milled and air-dried at these sawmills for a minimum of 18 months before it even comes to the workshop.
Working in small batches means they are able to source more unusual and characterful pieces of timber to work with and adapt designs to make the most of the wood.
All Selwyn House pieces are designed to be functional as well as beautiful.