I picked up a wrecked chair at a garage sale a few years ago. Bland Tassie oak poorly dowelled together.....but the back rest in contrast is a nice piece of steam bent 3/4 inch English oak. Nicely curved and perfect for some cranky spoons & spatulas. Thanks.
On the down side, well seasoned English oak although a beautiful timber, is rock hard. Sorry knives.
I have a story to share.
This is a wooden spoon carved to my request by @phoenixcreationstas .
I found his work on IG. I fell in love with his style and that he uses reclaimed wood. I asked him to carve me a spoon last October. He did so and we finalized the deal, I sent him my address, he mailed the spoon. After a while of not receiving it, we discovered that he did not send it to WA in the US, he sent it to WA Australia! We thought it was lost, so he proceeded to make me another. The day he was about to mail the new one to the correct country, the old one returned! He sent it off once again, with an extra something for me because I had been waiting so long. I waited some more. As it turns out, this package made it into my mailbox but was taken by someone other than me. The well traveled spoon was stollen from my rural mailbox a couple of weeks before Christmas. Needless to say, I was very upset. I let @phoenixcreationstas know what had happened. He said he would make me another! Just last week it arrived. It is perfect. I am so touched by his kindness, so above and beyond. A sad story with a beautiful end. I will cherish this spoon forever, and remember this man's generosity.