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Wooden Platter: The Timeless Charm of Timber

A Wooden platter and cheese boards have been used in kitchens and on dining tables for many years. They are loved for their natural beauty, usefulness, and connection to nature. These serving trays add a rustic yet stylish touch to any meal, whether it’s a casual breakfast or a fancy dinner party. Let’s explore why a wooden platter is so special and why people still love them today.

  1. Looks Great
  2. Strong and long-lasting
  3. Many Uses
  4. Good for the Environment
  5. Easy to take care of
  6. Choosing the right wood
Wooden Platter

1. Looks Great

One of the main reasons people love a wooden platter or Cheese Board is because they look great. Each one is unique, with different patterns and colors from the wood. Whether it’s the dark tones of walnut or the lighter shades of Messmate and American Oak, wooden platters add a natural, elegant look to your table. They can fit in with many different styles, from country to modern, making them a good choice for any occasion.

2. Strong and Long-Lasting

Wooden platters are not just pretty; they are also very strong. If you take good care of them, they can last for many years. Unlike plastic, stone or glass, wood is not brittle and less likely to break or chip, which makes it a good choice for everyday use. Regularly oiling and cleaning your wooden platters can keep them looking great for a long time.

3. Many Uses

Wooden platters are very versatile. With our Food safe OSMO Oil, you can use them to serve a variety of foods, like cheese, meats, fruits, and desserts. They can also be used as cutting boards, providing a sturdy surface for slicing bread or chopping vegetables. Plus, wood helps keep food warm longer, which is great for serving hot dishes.

4. Good for the Environment

Wooden platters are also eco-friendly. Wood is a renewable resource, and many platters are made from sustainably managed forests. We also take it one step further by only using offcuts from our Furniture production to make our Platters and Cheese Boards. By choosing wooden platters, you are supporting practices that are good for the environment and helping to reduce waste. 

5. Easy to Take Care Of

Taking care of wooden platters is simple, but it does require some attention. Here are a few tips to keep your platters in good shape:

  • Cleaning: Hand wash your wooden platters with mild soap and warm water. Don’t soak them or put them in the dishwasher, as too much water can damage the wood.
  • Drying: After washing, dry the platters thoroughly with a clean towel. Stand them upright to make sure they dry completely.
  • Oiling: Every year or so, oil your platters with our OSMO Liquid Wax Cleaner to keep them from drying out and to maintain their shine. Apply the oil with a clean cloth and let it soak in before wiping off any extra oil.

6. Choosing the Right Wood

When picking a wooden platter, think about the type of wood. All our Platters and Cheeseboards are made from Hardwoods like Walnut, Messmate and Oak. These are popular because they are strong and resist scratches, unlike cheaper soft wood platters. Each type of wood has its own unique features too.


Wooden platters are more than just serving pieces; they are a celebration of craftsmanship and nature’s beauty. Their timeless look, strength, and eco-friendliness make them a great addition to any home. Whether you love to host parties or just enjoy cooking, investing in quality wooden platters is a smart choice. Embrace the natural beauty of wood and make your dining experience special with these versatile and beautiful pieces.

If the idea of owning a Small Platter, Medium Platter or our super long 1m Large Platter has sparked your interest, we encourage you to browse HERE

Delve into our ‘furniture range’ to see other furniture items we create aswell, and let’s connect soon to discuss your vision.

Wooden Platter