MAKE ME SOMETHING SPECIALOccasionally only custom made will do the job. It might be something as simple and elegant as a name in a particular font. Other times it's something incredibly personal like a photograph. Could be for a wedding, birthday or a retirement... or just because.
You can't actually order custom made board from this page, but you can start the process by giving me an idea of what you want so that we can start on your design and discuss your budget.
Speaking of budget. Naturally a custom board is more expensive than a personalised board because I need to design it from scratch. Custom work starts at an additional $75 for simple text work to $200+ for special graphics and photo renders.
Standard boards: $70 plus custom work at $75 to $200+
Large Boards: $130 plus custom work at $75 to $200+
Ginormous boards $185 plus custom work at $75 to $200+
Custom size boards & special request timbers starting from $ 220+
To send your enquiry add your notes to the box, go the checkout, select pick up as
* NATURAL - Your board has been produced without using toxic glues
* LOCAL - All boards are made here in Victoria.
* CRAFTSMANSHIP - Edges and corners are routed to create a board that is a joy handle.
* HAND FINISHED - Your board has been hand sanded to a satin smooth finish.
* QUALITY - Two coats of timber conditioner are applied to your board prior to shipping.
Quality engraving takes time. Rather than rush your job through the laser as fast as possible, we allow the laser to work slowly to produce a superior engraving. No 'Overburn' (that hazy burn you see around the edge of the design on cheaper items).
Your board includes:
- Custom artwork
- Digital Proof
- Finished with organic jojoba oil
- Printed care instructions
Yarra Valley Maker is committed to producing unique, practical boards that can double as a
beautiful serving platter or cheese board. Our obligation to the
environment means that we source wood that is durable and, if well cared
for could be handed down from generation to generation.
|Timber||Redgum, Spotted Gum, Blue Gum or Blackbutt Timber * Australian Forestry Standard Certified - Full Chain of Custody * Victorian Timber|
|Finish||Hand Sanded * Organic Jojoba Oil|
|Natural Variation||Note: Timber has natural variation in grain and colour . The laser reacts to grain and resins differently and produces variation in colouring to some degree. This adds to the charm and uniqueness of each and every item. That makes each board an individual work art. Photos of the item show the grain and variation expected in redgum.|
Our Redgum and Spotted Gum Boards are custom made for Yarra Valley Maker. They are made from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), supply chain certified, timber grown here in Victoria.
These lovely Redgum and Spotted Gum boards are manufactured by a team of master joiners in a small factory in Bayswater, Victoria. The guys use Australian made, non toxic, water based adhesive (which is FDA approved for food contact) to construct our boards. Blocks of 30mm timber are laminated together under high pressure using state of the art presses.
Once they come to Yarra Valley Maker they are treated like fine furniture. They are hand sanded with up to 4 grades of sandpaper to produce the silky smooth finish we are renowned for. Once sanded they are gently brushed down to remove sanding dust and massaged with two coats of organic Jojoba oil and then stored waiting to be lasered on demand to your requirements. Once out of the laser they are hand finished with Jojoba oil. The board is rested for 12+ hours to allow maximum absorption before a second treatment is added. 12+ hours after that they are hand polished for final presentation.
A final inspection is done prior to wrapping and packaging for transport
|Medium||20 cm x 30 cm x 3 cm||1.6 - 2.0 kg||Suits small kitchens. Great size cheese board for two.|
|Large||30 cm x 40 cm x 3 cm||3.4 - 3.8 kg||Good sized board for general use.|
|Ginormous||35 cm x 50 cm x 3 cm||5+ kg||Large enough to keep the most demanding chef happy.|