While not native to North America, Cherry trees grew in popularity after their grand introduction in Washington DC in the early 1900’s. They are renowned for their beautiful, fragrant blossoms and delicious fruit. Cherry is the tree of the heart, symbolizing both love and overcoming obstacles. What better time than at the family dinner table for your Heartwood Series items to remind you of love and accomplishment.
The great majority of the wood is locally sourced, but sometimes Hugh uses exotics for accent pieces.
Caring for Your Bowl
Most importantly – please do not put in the dishwasher! The strong
detergents and high temperatures will damage handmade wood products.
To clean, simply wipe with a damp cloth or wash in warm, lightly soapy
water. Soak for less than 1 minute.
If you are using the items regularly, the oils in the food and on your hands
will constantly season the wood so you probably won’t need to re-apply any
oil to the finish. But if necessary, a LIGHT coat of walnut oil or butcher block
oil can be applied. Don’t use olive oil as it can go rancid if the item isn’t used
regularly. Some types of mineral oil can be used, but some varieties do not
dry well, leaving the surface feeling sticky.