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This stylish Platter is made from an African Tropical hard wood called Iroko which has an outstanding grain pattern. Iroko is sometimes used as an Oak or Teak substitute in cabinet making. The platter measures 175mm in diameter and 12mm in height..
I turned and sanded the platter to make it ready to seal with cellulose sand and sealer and melamine lacquer before I polished it with wax polish to a pleasing sheen to enhance the grain.
I used an off cut of Iroko which came from a cabinet maker I know. When he is unable to purchase Teak he sometimes substitutes it with Iroko. When visiting his workshop I noticed this off cut of Iroko and ask to buy it, I thought the wood had a nice colour and grain pattern because he'd shown me a nightstand he'd made fro it. I intended to make pens out of the wood, but the wood was to thin so I decided it would make a nice platter.
After looking at the photograph I'm sure you will agree the platter would make a beautiful keep sake for yourself or as a gift for someone special.
Shipping & delivery
This item will be posted to you by Bob Mercer Woodturner and Pen Maker within 3 days of receiving payment.
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You have 14 days, from receipt, to notify the seller if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item.
Unless faulty, the following types of items are non-refundable: items that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements; items which deteriorate quickly (e.g. food), personal items sold with a hygiene seal (cosmetics, underwear) in instances where the seal is broken.
The platter you see and order is the platter you receive. The platter will be posted Royal Mail 2nd class. Wood is a natural living material which can be affected by changes in its environment ie. prolonged periods of excessive heat and strong direct sunlight or damp. These changes may may affect the wood by warping, or changing the colour of the wood.