Our boards are very much pieces in flux. Our woods are not subjected to fast drying techniques, and inevitably this means that our pieces will change over time as they adapt to the temperature variations and moisture fluctuations in your home. We think that this adds charm and interest to our pieces and we anticipate no detriment to their performance and beauty. Expect some movement to surfaces and a degree of shape-shift as knots and burrs continue their seasoning process. Please note that although our boards are robust, they are not sold as chopping boards. All of our pieces wipe clean after use, ideally with damp kitchen paper, and are best left to air-dry. We advise the occasional application of some food safe oil on the surface of your board to enhance appearance and protect the integrity of the wood. Some foods, especially dark fruits like raspberries, ripe strawberries and cherries may leave surface marks on your board. After wiping and allowing your board to dry, a very light sanding and a little food safe oil will remove them.
We provide care-kits with all of our food safe pieces. This gives you some fine-grit sand paper, a sample of food safe oil with product details and a care information sheet.
For purchasers within 10 miles of NG8 we will re-sand and re-oil any Waney Grain Planches de Bois piece free of charge within one year of purchase, on site where facilities permit. All other services are by negotiation.
All Waney Grain Planches de Bois pieces can be personally delivered within 10 miles of NG8 free of charge. Other personal delivery options by negotiation. Please note that my decorative props are not included in the price!
For bespoke pieces we offer full consultation, installation and after care services.
Gourmet grazing stations are the epitome of luxurious, flamboyant and stylish food presentation. They are your opportunity to create a dramatic food theatre to delight and entertain your guests.
Cheeses, antipasti, rustic breads with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, tangles of plump grapes, tumbles of juicy berries and a tipple or two make this a stunning savoury grazing station.
Naked and iced wedding cakes, spectacular birthday cakes, fabulous celebration cakes and rich, dark and decadent chocolate cakes, cute little tarts, muffins, cup cakes, pastries, sweets and treats all brought together with posies, petals and a scattering of edible flowers make this a dessert grazing station that will thrill your guests!
In these pictures I have used two yew boards of different size combinations to give an idea of the scope of this opportunity, but we can re-create this using a variety of woods to fit in with your ideas. They can be created 'in the round', so guests can access all sides of the station, or 'against the wall' allowing for a front-to-back display.
The price for these two boards together is likely to be around £250, but we will discuss this with you before you place your order.
To raise my top boards I have used two rectangular glass vases each half-filled with tiny irregular coffee and cream stones and a little rope of white LED lights, but you can be as imaginative as you like!
We recently attended a wedding in America, and I confess that I have never seen so much food so beautifully presented!!!
The feature of the 'buffet' (biggest understatement, ever!) was a jaw-droppingly beautiful, two-tiered 'nibbles board' that screamed colour, luxury, opulence, generosity and sheer enjoyment! Vibrant flowers jostled with cooked meats, nodding orchids nuzzled up to crispy crab bon-bons and enough grapes to make Bacchus blush simply stole my heart!!! This, I learned, was a gourmet grazing station and I just love the idea.
What a fantasy this creates! What a story you can tell, and what a luxurious way to entertain and delight guests. This really is the epitome of grand gesture, of the sheer pleasures of beautiful wood dressed with great food and lots of it!
Shipping & delivery
This item will be posted to you by Waney Grain Planches de Bois within 14 days of receiving payment.
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Please note that the prices in my details above are all estimates. Please contact me before you place your order so that you can tell us your ideal wood type, your size requirements and the ideal completion date for your order. We will then create a bespoke listing for you. I welcome all enquiries and respond within 24 hours.