This Poplar measures 15 ½ x 1 ½ and weighs in at 3.5 lbs. Interior decoration consists of an outer field of Fractal burnings forming a wreathing pattern encased within grooved rings and an inner field sporting 3 wave-like Fractal burns. The finish is comprised of 3 layers. The 1st is a shellac base/sealer coat followed by the main finish of 3 coats of Minwax Sedona Red oil stain with 3 coats of clear shellac applied over oil stain and rubbed in as a friction finish. The topcoat is 3 coats of Tung oil and 2 coats of Beeswax. The end result is 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 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.