Current Obsession : Wooden Dishes
I’m not sure if it is because my design sense has slowly been shifting to a minimalist, Scandinavian vibe over the last two years - or if my mom’s love for farmhouse decor has a finally crept it’s way into my brain - but I have been obsessed with wooden dishware lately.
Not only can unstained wood dishes have less toxins than traditional plastic or ceramics, they are so beautiful and (if cared for properly) can last forever.
Speaking of care….
Although wooden dishes are typically hand wash only (which I’m not going to lie , I’m not the biggest fan of) caring for them is not that difficult. I use dish soap with a course sponge or bristle dish brush and then leave them on the counter or a drying rack to dry completely.
Resealing your wood dishes every 6 months is important - especially if you use them on a daily basis. My dishes have been sealed with Boos oil which is very affordable on Amazon.
Even with the best care , some wear is normal. If you would like to restore a wooden dish - a light sandpaper and a layer of oil can prolong the life of your pieces for years to come.
Important Tips :
Never leave a wooden dish in water - it will cause the wood to swell and warp it.
Heat and wood do not mix, so save your wooden dishes by avoiding the microwave .
Direct sunlight can discolor the wood and also lead to cracking, warping and splintering.
start your wood dish collection
I picked up a few handmade teak wood dishes at the Rose bowl Flea Market from Goodies.LA — but since they currently do not have an online shop and can only be found at the flea market and pop-up shops around Los Angeles , I have rounded up 5 of my favorite ( 5 star rated ) wood artisan shops on Etsy for you:
*Please note this post contains affiliate links