Ebonized Oak

Ebonized Oak

Wood: Oak
Dimensions: Measures 8 1/4 inches wide and stands almost 1 inch tall
Finish: Ebonizing solution, Danish Oil
Not For Use With Food

I love plates. I use them on my dining room table to layer up other items for display. Sometimes I layer plates and bowls and plates with more plates and then a bowl. Plates are a whole thing for me. Love me some plates.

These plates started out life as large sheets of oak in a cabinet shop. The pieces I got were either unsuitable for cabinets or they were cut offs or something else made them unwanted bits of wood that I gladly rescued.

I love oak. It reacts with the ebonizing solution quickly and brillinantly. Some oak immediately turns jet black, while other pieces only turn grey, or they become darker as the wood dries. It's a fun process.

This plate turned a variety of shades of black because the original sheet of wood was a composite of oak pieces.

This plate make a statement, but its not as loud and chatty as the cerused oak plates. If you like your decor subtle but want a little pop without upsetting the apple cart, this plate will do it.

The bowl pictured behind the plate (picture #3) is also in the shop. It is spalted Norfolk pine and pairs nicely with the black plate.