This Poplar platter measures 15 x 2 and weighs 3.5 lbs. Its interior decoration is a matter of 3 concentric circles. The outer 2 are highlighted by Fractal burnings while the inner is a grooved circle basic & unadorned to contrast against the other two. This platter’s finish is a matter of 3 distinct layers which end up creating a strong food-safe finish. At the start, a shellac sealer/base coat was applied and rubbed in. Atop this base. 3 coats of Minwax Natural oil stain along with 3 coats of tinted shellac were applied. Lastly, the top coating consists of 3 coats of Walnut oil, and 2 coats of Beeswax were put on and rubbed in as a friction finish.
This item was designed with a functional and aesthetic rationale in mind. It can function as an effective serving piece for bread, rolls, biscuits, pastries, cookies, cupcakes, and the like. It can also work for serving food items like cold cuts, sushi, sandwiches, veggies, and hors d’oveures. Mixed drinks/cocktails could also be served utilizing this platter. Note, however, that if this piece is used along the last 2 lines a paper towel or napkin should be used as an underlayment to absorb moisture and/or catch spills produced by these foods or beverages. Also take note that this platter is not designed to serve hot foods or “soupy” items like BBQ, hot pasta, fried foods, or grilled meats.
On another note, this item can be used as an aesthetic item in the sense of a decorative centerpiece atop a dining table, coffee table, sideboard, etc. Its’ physicality and decorative motif provide for a considerable amount of “eye candy” appeal. Thus, when used in display mode one has an eye-catching accent piece drawing attention and commentary.
On a closing note, I can relate that this item can be converted into a Lazy Susan with the addition of a turntable bracket. The cost increase is limited to the actual cost of the bracket. The bracket is both furniture friendly and of sufficient heft for adequate performance and long wear. If interested please inquire as to specifics.