This new design of board came about as a result of being asked by a potential customer whether we could make a wooden chopping board to sit over a small round sink, and liking the idea of a challenge we said yes.
So with careful measurements provided by the customer, who knew exactly what she was after, along with some photogrpahs of the sink, we set to work on the chopping board. It required a profile – akin to a portobello mushroom – that we had not previously created. With a few ideas batted back and forth by email and a couple of computer mock-ups, the customer decided on a design that was a complete circle rather than having a hand cutout. A cutout was deemed superfluous as the part of the sink board that sits on the surrounding work top would have a curved base and extend more than 2cm above the work top thereby making it easy to pick up. This point is one of the key reasons we are now offering it as a product – picking up the board and carrying it is so easy due to its shape – perfect for smaller hands or those with weak hands. Click here for sink top chopping board options.
After initially creating a prototype to ensure that the profile was correct we made the actual sink top chopping board. As with all our boards it was made from full-length staves of prime A grade European oak (we do sometimes use English oak) and once made it underwent extensive finishing processes of sanding with ultra fine sandpaper and oiling with an anti-bacterial wood oil.
Here are the results…
This is an excerpt from an email from the customer:
“I just got back home from a trip and unpacked my board – it is perfect and I absolutely love it. How nice to get something custom made that is just exactly right, it fits perfectly. Only one problem – it is so beautiful I am loathe to use a knife on it!”
And how it looks in the customer’s kitchen…
PLEASE NOTE, we no longer offer custom-sized sink top chopping boards.