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Birch Platter with Zipper

Birch Platter with Zipper


This is a beautiful birch platter with zipper is a one of a kind item with the bark around the edge. The style is Natural Edge. The definition of Natural Edge is a wood product with the bark left intact or the rough edge that remains if the bark is removed or falls off.  An interesting fact is that wood harvested in the winter or fall will more likely maintain the bark. Wood harvested in the spring or summer will often see the bark fall off as the wood dries.  This is because the wet fibers under the bark do not have enough time to attach to the sapwood. the size is 16-inch diameter by 1 1/4 inches high.

During production, a crack appeared. This became a design opportunity to save the platter by adding a zipper.  This will definitely be a conversation piece and will make a unique centerpiece in your home. I have used zippers is other pieces and like to bring other media into my art.

If you like this Birch Platter with Zipper take a look at some other Wooden Platter items like this Ambrosia Maple Salad Bowl.

Gift Ideas

This wood platter will be a wonderful gift for that special friend.  Consider it as a birthday gift, wedding gift or a housewarming gift.  Interested in seeing more?  Then take a look at my Etsy Shop.


I design all of my items in my studio in Montvale, NJ USA.  Should you purchase AATurning I guarantee it is made by me.  I do not sell any third party items.

Care for the Birch Platter

  • Keep out of direct sunlight
  • Minimize exposure to wide swings in humidity levels
  • Do not wash with water, if necessary use only a damp cloth
  • Wax lightly with a quality food save wax or oil and buff to restore the luster.  I like beeswax, walnut oil or mineral oil.


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