Avocado Board 016

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Avocado Board 016

  • Sourced from fallen avocado trees in southern California
  • Original design, patent pending
  • Milled and crafted by hand
  • Finished with food-grade mineral oil
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This design has a hole for increased function! Don't have room on your countertop for the board to sit and look pretty? Hang it on the wall to clear some precious space and double as art piece.

This design also exhibits the rare and beautiful fungal rot, known as spalting. Just so you know, this is a woodworker's dream. It's like nature's water color. "Spalting is any form of wood coloration caused by fungi. Although primarily found in dead trees, spalting can also occur under stressed tree conditions or even in living trees. Although spalting can cause weight loss and strength loss in the wood, the unique coloration and patterns of spalted wood are sought after by woodworkers.[Wikipedia.org]

There are special challenges involved in working with this type of wood. Some leave the natural holes and cracks in the wood, while others fill them. I've tried to fill some, but mostly, I've left any natural figuring. It fits with my unconventional approach, one of the many liberties taken here at the Avocado Board Co.