Do you eat off wooden plates that you’ve made? Why not? You use salad bowls that you’ve made, so why not plates? We all remember that picnic where we tried to eat off flimsy paper plates that folded under the weight of a juicy cheeseburger!

We’ve been using wooden plates in my household for 10 years. In this demo we’ll discuss the best woods to use, where to harvest the blanks from a tree, sizes, shapes and design of plates, and finishing. As a craftsperson, what better way to show off and impress your guests than to serve them a meal off of a plate that you made.