This chopping board is made out of a felled Amsterdam tree. Where normally it would become wood chips on a forest path or end up as smoke from a stove, this aged tree now has a new lease of life in your kitchen.
This particular cutting board was made out of an Ash or Beech tree that grew in the Amsterdamse Bos park. ´Het Amsterdamse Bos´ is an artificially established forest. It was build and planted as a state project for the unemployed during the years of economic crisis in the 1930s.
Its area measures about 3 times the size of Central Park in New York City. The Amsterdamse Bos is a green oasis for the people of Amsterdam, only a 20 minute bike-ride away from the city center. Nearly 6 million people visit the park yearly and it is open day and night.
To ensure that your cutting board stays beautiful, it is wise to oil the board well with a thin oil. We recommend using grape seed oil. Do this every 3 weeks to ensure the board has a long life. A few things you should not do with the cutting board: soak it in water for a long time, wash it in the dishwasher or heating it one-sidedly.