Frynkek Dornow Prennweyth
£275.00 Sold out
The crown of this collection.
Walnut Serving Tray - Frynkek is the Cornish word for Walnut.
Walnut trees are not common in Cornwall and to have a mature Walnut fall in a storm less than a mile from my workshop makes this a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with genuinely sustainable Cornish grown Walnut.
I have been developing the skills over the last few months to create the bent handles for these trays. Firstly it is most important to find the correct materials, only fast grown Ash has the flexibility to create such tight curves and there were many lessons to learn while I perfected the technique.
Ash handles are attached to the tray with dovetail joints, this mechanical joint requires no glue to hold the handle in place.
The tray is turned from the main fork of the tree where the trunk splits into branches, it measures 16" / 40cm diameter and sits upon 4 Oak feet jointed to the tray with tapered through tenons secured with Brown Oak wedges in the style of west country chair makers.
Finished with Hassui, a Japanese liquid ceramic coating this tray is suitable for daily use.