Named in honor of Vermont Naturalist George Perkins Marsh, the boards are 100% natural. Made from a single piece of 1-1/4 inch Black Walnut hardwood, each board in the Marsh Collection features two live edges along the front and back sides, making it perfect for displaying on any countertop. The live edges are gracefully blended with a gentle curve on each end of the board, where you will find perfectly placed handles cut into each end for easy carrying.
These beautiful Marsh Collection boards will appear to be floating on whatever surface you place it on, making it easy to pick up and set down without pinching your fingers. We accomplish this by carefully designing and cutting an elevated pattern onto the bottom of the board.
Finally, each Marsh Collection board is finished with Sutherland Welles Bowl & Board ™, an all natural Beeswax & Mineral Oil finish.
Each board is a sturdy 1 1/4" thick, and is 20" in length. The cutting surface is considered the distance between the two handles, which is a consistent 15 1/2".
Because we use a single piece of wood with two live edges, the width of the boards is never the same! They are typically between 11" - 15", but may not be that wide for the entire length of the board, and some variation is to be expected.
The Marsh Collection is named in honor of world-renowned Vermont scholar and naturalist George Perkins Marsh. Known as the father of the environmental movement, he is also regarded as one of the founding fathers of the American Conservation movement - being one of the earliest (in 1847) to link the actions of humankind to the earths climate.
Marsh was a strong advocate for responsible stewardship of our natural forests - and we have embodied this by making the Marsh Collection entirely from wood that otherwise would be discarded by area furniture makers.
Care & Maintenance
- Whenever the board begins to get a rough, dried out look you can wipe the board with our Vermont Butcherblock Company Tung Oil Polish.
- Do not put board in a dishwasher.
- Hand wash with soapy water, and dry immediately and completely. DO NOT submerge the board in the water!
- Store the board in a dry area away from direct sunlight, and well away from your stove to avoid excess heat.