Last week, I wrote about American Beech, and why it just might be your favorite wood type if you try it. This week, I'll be sharing some thoughts about Black Walnut, and why it may or may not be the right wood for your piece of dreamware. Now, unlike American Beech, Black Walnut is one of our most popular wood types... maybe the most popular wood type that we offer. I can understand why. It's downright striking! It's also super consistent, and when you order a piece of dreamware in Black Walnut, you always know what it's going to look like... unlike Maple, which is all over the place with color and grain type, to an astounding degree.
What you may not be considering when choosing the wood type for your piece of dreamware is the weight and density of the wood. Customers who purchase handcrafted kitchen utensils in assorted wood types often comment on their surprise at discovering that American Beech feels nothing like Maple, and Cherry is really different than Black Walnut. Each wood type has a totally different texture, weight and density. Black Walnut happens to be one of the lighter, more delicate wood types. Now that isn't to say that it is not strong. It is, and its a fabulous choice. But it's just better suited for some jobs than others.
For instance, when it comes to coffee scoops and measuring cups, Black Walnut is as good a choice as any. That's because scoops and measuring cups aren't particularly delicate, and in addition, they won't be used for anything that requires a lot of strength and durability. However, if you're wanting a good strong spoon for stirring bread dough, Maple or Hickory would definitely be a better choice. Black Walnut is a great choice for serving spoons, or for kitchen utensils that won't be used for strenuous stirring tasks. It's perfectly strong enough for sauce spoons, spatulas and spurtles. And of course, if you're in doubt about it suitability for any particular design, you can always contact us and ask! We'll be happy to advise :-)
I hope that this article has been helpful to you! See you next time!
All the best,
Exciting news today! We've collaborated with Marcella over at @modestmarce on Instagram to bring you a $350 dreamware giveaway! Head over to @modestmarce for instructions on how to enter to win a $350 Old World Kitchen gift certificate! Just in time for the holidays!
Also, Marce developed this delicious recipe to feature her new dreamware and I knew that you all would love to try it. Enjoy!
Lately, I've been sharing behind the scenes video footage on Instagram and our followers have enjoyed them so much. But the 15 second limit makes it difficult to actually show a process, so I'm finally getting around to sharing some footage here on the blog! This isn't as fancy as what I have been dreaming of doing, but I know you'll enjoy it anyway! I hope to share more and better behind the scenes documentation soon.
This rustic dessert is wonderful for when you want something delectable and a little sweet, but also something substantive and fairly wholesome. It's really just Rustic Triple Berry Cobbler Cake, but it sounds so much classier as Gâteau Rustique aux Trois Baies ... and it really does taste enchanting enough to earn the fancier name.