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Old 19-04-12   #1 (permalink)
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Plates question?

Hi guys.
I have a client is hosting a wedding reception in the summer and wants to create 10 large rustic serving plates from wood.

I don't know what kind of wood would be best suited for this.

Any guidance much appreciated.

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Varnish tree.

My attempt at a joke. Sorry I have not a clue. Acasia?
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Re: Plates question?

Sycamore wouldn't be a bad option - not particularly interesting colour or grain, but food safe, cheap, works green and easily available.

Other option would be beech, but you'd want it a bit drier.

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Re: Plates question?

My brothers a chef and we made him some posh plates out of Hornbeam which are still going strong. It's ridiculously hard stuff to work though! Steer clear of anything with too much tannin in it, like Alec said sycamores probably your best bet.

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