Garry oak is one of the most unique trees that I work with on a regular basis. Exclusively growing on southern vancouver island and a few select locations in oregon this species of white oak these unique trees are by far the hardest species of trees that grow locally.
We harvested this tree from Maple bay British Columbia over a year ago, milled the tree and dried it in our kilns. After we let the piece reaclimate to our local climate from the kiln drying process we shape the handles, flatten both sides and remove the bark. We then carefully sand it with progressively finer grits until a silky smooth finish is achieved. FInally we coat the whole board with a wax and oil mixture, let that dry and buff to a soft sheen.