Chopping board out of walnut tree
Pictures: June 2012
his chopping board was made out of walnut tree during Spring 2012. I kept the original outer shape of the board, explaining its asymmetric design. I used a combination of electrical machines such as a router, and hand tools for carving the date and the flakes were I just removed the bark of the tree (right picture). Its size if 45cm wide and 75cm high.
Walnut tree is abundant around Grenoble, related to a long-standing walnut production. Its wood has therefore been long used for doors to buildings and flat and cabinet making in the area.
Picture: April 2013. Chopping board made out of olive tree
- Musée Dauphinois,
hosting in Grenoble a permanent collection of wooden furniture.
- Hache family dynasty of cabinet making and wooden flooring in Grenoble (French). The dynasty started in the 17th century and culminated in the 18th century with Jean-François Hache.
- Scierie La Lèze: a sawmill located at l'Albenc, close to Grenoble, and selling good-quality walnut tree wood.