FAQ's and Wood Types

Here are some of our most asked questions and some basic information about the wood species that we use for our Ocean and Geode Boards and Trays. If you don't find the answer you're looking for here, be sure to drop us a line and we will help you out.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is resin safe to serve food on?

Answer: We ONLY use resin that is certified "food-grade" resin, so all of our Ocean and Geode boards are safe to place cold food items on. **Not all epoxy resin is considered food safe, so always ask your maker if theirs is. 

2. What are the differences between the wood types?

Answer: We currently offer boards and trays in Maple, Cypress, Cherry,  Black Walnut, and Olive Woods. Periodically, we do get more exotic pieces in and typically sell those as finished pieces. Ask us more, if you're interested in something different than our typical offerings.

Cypress: A soft wood and not recommended for anyone who plans to cut on the board. Cypress, like pine, is soft and mostly ideal for simply serving on. Its gorgeous golden to orange and almost reddish tones has strong, linear grains and lots of character. 

Maple: The lightest of our wood offerings, Maple has a beautiful creamy tone with light golden variations. It is a hardwood and very durable. Ideal for cutting cheese and soft items. 

Cherry: Also a hard wood, Cherry boasts a golden to red-gold wood tone and elegant wood grain patterns. The wood has a straight-grain, a fine, uniform, satiny and smooth texture

Black Walnut/ Walnut: Another hardwood and the most rare, this rich brown wood is decadent and rare. The wood has a satiny and smooth texture, with various grain patterns that create uniquely stunning pieces. 

Olive Wood: Another beautiful hardwood offering, the Olive wood boards are stunning and unique with their rich color that is prized all around the world for its appearance, density, grain and fine texture. Traditionally, the Olive tree is a symbol of peace and friendship, this association began in ancient Greece, as early as the fifth century

 3. What is your average turnaround time to finish a piece?

Answer: While turnaround times can vary, average turnaround is about 2 weeks, give or take. During the busy holiday season, it could take up to 5 weeks, depending on when you place your order. As almost all of my work is made-to-order, it takes extra time to create a unique, custom piece. That being said, we are doing our very best to create a stock of our most popular items to help cut down on turnaround time! If you have a special request, or a rush order, please reach out and we can see if we can make it happen for you!

4. Can I request a custom piece?

Answer: Yes, absolutely. We do take custom orders and fulfill custom commissions. Depending on the project and scope, timelines may vary, but we'd love to see if we can make you a completely custom piece. 

5. If I pay for expedited shipping, will my order get completed faster?

Answer: Paying for expedited shipping will only affect the timeline of your item once it is finished and given over to the shipping carrier. It will not expedite the turnaround time for us to hand make your item. For example, if an item takes us 10 days to complete, it will still take us 10 days to complete, but it's time in transit to you upon completion will be expedited.