This particular tray is made out of American Ash hardwood. Like all of our products, I hand select the rough stock wood from my local lumber yard here in Nashville, and cut and plane the rough wood myself to be used in the work you see here. Ash is one of the harder woods on the spectrum. Unlike lots of reclaimed wood, pine, or poplar, Ash is more durable and tougher to scratch...very difficult to scratch with your fingernail for example. Since it's harder and denser, it's also a bit heavier. These qualities make Ash a great wood for making items like this, and will be more durable and last longer.
However, like anything made out of real wood - you need to treat it with respect and take care of it. Though the final product is finished and treated and will resist stains, it's still a good idea to try and use coasters and make sure to clean up any spills.
The product has been finished with Danish Oil to seal and protect it.
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