200-300 YR OLD RED GUM BRISKET BOARDS, LARGE CUTTING BOARDS FOR BRISKETS & BREADS, or TABLE
Select & Pick Up from us as they are big and heavy. Several to choose from, price related to size $200-$400+gst each.
We could wrap in cardboard and send via Courier to METRO Postcodes for $27.50 postage. We prefer you visit us and pick your favourite.
We have created 600mm-700mm long Cutting Boards from 200-300yr Red Gum trees that fell naturally in the Barmah State Forest and were harvested about 70 yrs ago by a Sawmill that held 'Scavenger Rights' on the Ancient Fallen Trees. The larger Boards came from Huge Red Gum Trees that were 50yrs old when Captain Cook arrived here in 1770, he may have used some of their branches for his campfires! Buy yourself a Piece of Australian History. They are very hard wood but I would put a piece of Pink Butcher Paper on it to cut meats on, to avoid any scratches and mess, as they are really too beautiful to cut on!
The Ancient Trees were big and have dense dark red grained wood, the large Logs dried out at 1" per year. They were cut into Slabs 10yrs ago, after 60yrs drying out, then strapped together in tight bundles. We bought 100 long slabs from a deceased Mill estate.
The 8 week process to make each Board involved laboriously shaving 1/2" of wood off each very hard timber side, to expose the precious blood red colours of Ancient wood with it's many different grain patterns, we saved as many Live Edges as we could, then coated the Boards with 2 coats of Linseed Oil that each took 2wks to dry. We then rubbed on 2 finishing coats of Food Safe Cutting Board Beeswax and let dry for a week each coat.
We sell the precious offcuts for BBQ SMOKING CHUNKS & SMOKING SAWDUST. Upset a Greenie today by smoking your meats with Ancient Wood!
The old blood red wood is very hard and we spent a lot of time cutting and sanding, to turn them into Cutting Boards that are truly a Work of Art, the $250-$350 that we ask for the various sized Boards barely covers our cost and time spent. Each Board has it's own unique grain pattern and they are all Heirloom Pieces. Some have the much sought after Fiddleback grain pattern. Some have angled sawn side edges, others have natural Live Edge sides.
Some of the Boards have the much sought after wavy Fiddleback grain that is formed at the wide base of huge heavy 300yr old trees as the weight compresses and contorts the grain and makes waves of colour.
We have recently made a few huge 800mm + long 13-14kg Boards for $400 + gst.