Barrel Stave Tray-Intimate S/M
These beautiful trays are made for us specially from wine barrels used right here at Fortunati. Their gentle curve and rustic charm eloquently express their former purpose as a French Oak barrel. With cork "feet" for maintaining balance and authenticity. They turn out to be so useful partially from the gentle curve, and partially from the durability of the wood, that we use them all the time! The curve is just enough to help hold things on the tray without them sliding off, while not being so extreme as to "corral" the items upon it. The food & water resistant oak is already used, and extremely durable, so no worries about scratches, dings or chips because additional marks only add to the piece's unique character!
We use ours for so many things, it's amazing how often we reach for our trays! We often place guest hand towels on one of these trays. We also use them for presenting a smorgasbord of cheese, crackers and charcuterie during tastings and parties. Great to spread out small displays and trinkets, they are ideal as a fruit tray, cork holder or trinket resting place, even a handy hot pad-really, the uses are endless!
While no two are alike, our quality trays are made by hand from 2-3 staves of French Oak barrels, there is minor variations in size, but generally run approximately 6-8" wide by 15-16" long. Merely wipe clean with a damp sponge, and occasionally treat with mineral oil to maintain its water resistance.