This is a turned poplar platter measuring 16 x 2 ½ weighing in at 4.8 lbs. The interior sports Fractal burnings emulating sine waves within a grooved circle itself a Fractal burning. All of this is encased by an outer wreathing ring. The finish is a matter of layers, starting with a base/sealer coat of shellac. This is followed by the main layer of 3 coats of tinted Tung oil. Lastly, the top coat is a matter of 3 heavy coats of Beeswax rubbed in as a friction finish making for a formidable food-safe 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 h’ors 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 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.