Bowls & Plates

Solid Walnut Wood Plates


Shipping to United States: Free
  • Details
    Hollowed and smoothed walnut wooden plates - simple, elegant, and useful. Each plate is unique, and the color and grain can vary widely between plates. We try to pick the most interesting boards to cut that have the best figuring so that each walnut plate is its own work of art. Walnut is a great wood for food contact - it doesn't readily accept stains, and has very tight pores making it resistant to absorption of liquid.

    The wood plates are machine cut right in our shop, and sanded and finished by hand by lathe. Any knots or cracks get filled and add to the character of the plate (if you are interested, we can fill imperfections with colored epoxy too, giving them a splash of color). Larger sizes and matching bowls available upon request.

    These plates are hand wash only. The finish is a simple combination of shellac and boiled linseed oil - other finishes available upon request. Upkeep is fairly simple - use a little cutting board wax occasionally to help seal up the plate. Should it become very scratched up you can reach out to us for detailed instruction on how to reapply a new coat of finish.
  • Shipping & Policies

    Shipping from United States

    Processing time

    1-2 weeks

    Customs and import taxes

    Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

    Payment Options

    Secure options
    • Accepts Etsy gift cards

    Returns & Exchanges

    I gladly accept cancellations

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Custom and personalized orders

    Any item can be customized in shape, size, wood species, finish etc. Just contact us for a quote.

    Care instructions

    This is critically important. Wood cutting boards must never EVER be put in a dishwasher, or completely submerged in water. It's OK to run some lukewarm water and soap over them to wash off stubborn or greasy issues, but they must then be completely dried and oiled with mineral oil again to prevent warping or cracking. Never let a cutting board sit in water - it's common to put a hand towel under the board while using it. It's very easy to see when water damage happens because it will bow - at that point it might be repairable, but it's more likely to be ruined. Do not use organic oils like vegetable/canola/coconut/etc to oil the board. It will start smelling rancid as those oils break down. Use only food grade mineral oil.

    Fixing a cutting board

    First, if the problem is water damage (bowing, bad cracking) it's likely that the board has been ruined. Constantly keeping the board oiled and waxed will help eliminate this problem.

    If a cutting board has lots of scratches and mars on it, grab some 180 grit sandpaper and sand the surface as evenly as you can until the scratches are gone. Then, oil it heavily (letting it puddle on top for an hour or so), wipe off and dry, then wax using beeswax. Home Depot/Lowes/etc carry basic mixes that can help with this process.

    If a cutting board has split or is cracking at a lamination point, it likely was heated up or water damage. These boards are not meant for use as hot pads, and if they get over 160 degrees the resin can start to melt.