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Initial post: 16 Oct 2010 12:13:41 BDT
Hiya folks I need your help. I am looking to buy individual wooden serving boards, not serving platters but boards to serve guests meals on when I have friends/family round for dinner. I'm wanting these to add a wee bit of class to the meals I make when I have people round.

I'm sure you know what I mean, you see on all the cooking programmes and sometimes they serve up their meals on wooden boards, well that's what I want and don't know where to buy them.

Posted on 16 Oct 2010 12:49:56 BDT
panache says: sell olive wood serving boards or sell some nice wooden serving boards

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Oct 2010 12:56:06 BDT
I seen those but it's serving boards to use instead of plates, like they do in restraunts when they bring your meal to you on a board or sometimes a piece of slate like they do on saturday kitchen, that's on bbc on staurday mornings

Posted on 16 Oct 2010 13:01:45 BDT
panache says:

Posted on 16 Oct 2010 13:03:42 BDT
panache says: called schonwald signature wooden serving board

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Oct 2010 17:14:26 BDT
CDS says:
Had a beautiful steak sandwich on a wooden serving board last week at the Pie and Glass gastro pub at South Dalton East Yorkshire and they had them for sale at around £23 each - not cheap but very good quality. Made it taste much better and looked very appealing with salad garnish on it.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Oct 2010 21:57:43 BDT
Do you know if they have a website? I'm up in Scotland and that's too far to travel lol

Posted on 19 Oct 2010 14:30:49 BDT
Lynne Hardie says:
I bought some of these from e-bay, but in auction from a private seller, so don't know if you'd get any more that way.

They are larger than A5 size, but smaller than A4. They were called "Continental Breakfast Boards" if that helps your web search.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Oct 2010 14:47:40 BDT
Thanks for that

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2010 16:58:35 GMT
I myself was looking for the same thing, luckily there is a joiner/carpenter who has a workshop unit next to where i work, i happened to be talking to him and he let me look round his workshop, i chose some wood, ash as it happens, and he split the block in hald, made it to the hape i wanted,and gave me some oil to seal it, 3 coats, and it looked amazing, we used it on the weekend to serve up sliced beef as a centre peice. I told him he should try making some and putting them on line, if you want to send me an email address i can send you a picture of same, let me know what shap you want and i will see what he says

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2010 20:04:21 GMT
Really? Well that would be fantastic, my email is Size I'm looking for is individual sizes to serve my guests their meal on instead of a plate, not entirely sure on shape but I like unusual unique designs.
kind regards
a mcvicar

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2010 07:44:20 GMT
Hi Ailsa
I will speak to my guy and see what he says, in the meantime will get you a photo of the serving board he did for me, give me a couple of days as he works
most days and i tend to see him every couple of days

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2010 12:32:28 GMT
D. Wood says:
I do like the wooden board idea to lift a dinner party up a notch or two - but not sure about how long they will last once a knife has attacked the surface and they become uncleanable.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2010 19:01:09 GMT
It all depends on the wood. A dense, close-grained hardwood will survive much longer.

I have a chopping board bought a decade ago in Papua New Guinea as a tribal souvenir, and it is still amazingly good, even though in daily use and sometimes inadvertently fed to the dishwasher.

However, any wood can degrade rapidly in a dishwasher. My daughter's school carpentry project - a pair of salad spoon and fork - almost dissolved in the dishwasher, and I had to find some tougher wood (Iroko) so she could carve a fresh set. The Iroko is still not as tough as whatever it was they used in PNG.

So manual cleaning is probably best.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2010 20:26:49 GMT
I was wanting to know where to get them, not how to clean them and i don't have a dishwasher but thanks anyway

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2010 22:07:57 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Nov 2010 22:08:22 GMT
Sorry, I rather missed my own point, which is that, if you don't want to waste your hard-earned, you should not buy just any old wood in the platters.

Posted on 25 Nov 2010 16:55:46 GMT
Edwin Pottle says:
Isn't serving food on a plank of wood just one step away from those awful pub meals in a basket in the seventies. I'd rather have it on a plate. Wood is porous and a great focus for bacteria. Not a smart idea.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2010 17:03:47 GMT
its not a plank of wood, it's a serving board, wood is not porous once treated and you buy the right kind and have you never heard of cleaning!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Nov 2010 08:42:44 GMT
you are right of course, once oiled correctly it is fine, and I have not forgotten you. my guy has been so busy on his normal business he has not had to time to make me a sample,which i will oil myself and email you a picture in the next few days, lets see how it looks

Posted on 27 Nov 2010 12:29:03 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2010 12:46:48 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Nov 2010 12:55:16 GMT
goldilocks says:
R F Stevens
i have just posteted asking about a chopping board just seen you have one justwonded what size yours is the one i am wanting is a large one if yours is the large size then i could possib;y be able to give a bit more info on the size im after i am hopless with the imperial measurements is yours about the same as ive tryed to explain hope you don't mind me asking you

Posted on 27 Nov 2010 13:02:56 GMT
goldilocks says:
can any one help me im trying to find a deep chopping board in wood im not at all good at reconing up in cmetres so but if i say 4" deep and 1ft 6"" lond by a think same wide i had one yrs ago i no it was nice and deep but were it is i dont no but it cost me about £50 so if any one can find any were on internet as ive searched high and low myself i cant find one this is why im turning for some help now i no this is not helping you A M McVickers i feel like i have intruded but just thought with you wanting the wood slab's its similuer to your question i wish we could go back to ft and inches would make it a lot easier for me to convert to thank you if you could help me

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2010 17:21:42 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Nov 2010 17:24:33 GMT
Hi Goldilocks,

My board is circular, 300mm (12") in diameter, 30mm (1 1/4") thick, with a rounded groove about 5mm (3/16") wide and about 5mm deep set in about 15mm (5/8") from the edge to catch drips or crumbs.

I sometimes give it a rub down with some Olive Oil to put some life back into it if the dishwasher has been allowed to attack it. (Normally for this kind of wood I would use Scandinavian Oil, but since we eat things that have been chopped on it I thought the Olive Oil might do just as well, and it so far it has.)

Posted on 27 Nov 2010 18:49:44 GMT
goldilocks says:
hi R F Stevenson
thank you for letting me no i don't belive this but i said i searched the internet never thought to look on here amazon it is 500x350x60mm im no wiser but what that is in imperial measurements only its large and rectangular in Hevea Wood none the wiser on that either i will do same as you clean it with olive oil just hope it is ok pic looks so deceving they look large hope its not a scatty little thing like 6" across will let you no when i get it i did understand you with your imperial measrements i must be thick could do to go back to school think im too old for that now lol so once again thank you for your help
A. M. Mcvicar i hope you get your get your serving boards sorted out too


Posted on 27 Nov 2010 21:32:04 GMT
Mumbles says:

they have some nice wooden boards used to serve steak etc.
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