Box Elder Platter
Box Elder Platter
This is a wooden platter handmade from Red Box Elder. It features beautiful grain and incredible red flame markings. The red color streaks are made by a Box Elder Beetle that infests a maple tree. His cousin, the Ambrosia Beetle leaves brown streaks in the wood. The little black dots are where these buggers enter and exit the wood. They leave their artwork behind while unfortunately damaging the tree.
Imagine this gorgeous Platter filled with apples and oranges on your kitchen table. This platter is perfect candies or any utilitarian need. Picture it on your dining room table as a great table centerpiece. It is food safe.
The size is 9 1/2 inch diameter x 2 inches high.
Signed by me on base, Alan Adler.
Looking for a special gift?
How about that 5th Anniversary Wedding Gift which is wood? Need a Birthday Gift, Wedding Gift or Housewarming Gift?
If you are constantly misplacing your keys and phone the this platter is perfect as a cell phone holder or jewelry keeper. Just drop the items into the bowl when you get home and your life will be simplified.
You can check out other wood platters in my store https://www.aaturning.com/product-category/wood-platters
Please visit my Etsy shop for other gift ideas. I think you will enjoy the visit and if you see something that you would like to purchase drop me a note and I will send you a 10% discount coupon. http://www.etsy.com/shop/AATurning
All the items on this website are designed at my studio in Montvale, NJ USA. I never sell items from any third party sources.
Care for your Platter
Keep out of direct sunlight and minimize exposure to wide swings in humidity levels
To clean, do not soak with water, if necessary use only a damp cloth
To restore the luster wax lightly with a quality food safe wax or oil and buff. I like beeswax, walnut oil or mineral oil.