Our beautiful chopping boards are made from Camphor Laurel (Cinninommum
camphora), a highly valuable wood species native to Taiwan, Japan, mainland China, and Indochina. The English introduced it to the Northern Coast of New South Wales in 1822 as a garden ornament.
Camphor Laurel has been enjoying a pleasant rate of growth since being introduced to our warm and moist coastal climate and fertilised volcanic soil. The environment has created unique health and colour in the wood.
As the tree is an introduced species, in regions where it grows heavily some local councils have been trying to maintain ecological balance by encouraging the logging of Camphor Laurel. We work in line with this environmental goal to rescue our native forest by harvesting the Camphor Laurel for the replanting of native species and grazing. In this way, our choice of material to harvest reflects our desire to protect our ecological system and save our environment.
As Camphor Laurel is a foreign wood species, local usage is limited. This provides a consistent supply and good selection of material for our chopping board production.
Our beautiful chopping boards are made from the ornamental and aromatic Camphor Laurel tree. As an introduced species to Australia, local councils are aiming to maintain ecological balance by encouraging the removal of these trees.
We harvest Camphor Laurel for the replanting of native species and grazing. In this way, our choice of material reflects the desire to protect our ecological system and save our planet. Our boards will last for many years and become a much-loved part of everyday dining. The connection and artistry of preparing and presenting food will be something that you will look forward to each day.
Camphor Laurel is a caring choice for household applications due to its antibacterial nature and distinct feel. Its pleasant aroma adds a layer of experience in preparing and presenting a meal. Each board is handmade from a single piece of solid timber without any joining, which creates strength, longevity and grain continuity. The natural pattern is uniquely revealed in every board, giving all of our products their own personality.
- Rinse in warm water with detergent, then wipe with a tea towel.
- Leave it out until completely dry.
- Coat in Grapeseed oil when the board feels dry, or approximately every 6 months if used regularly.
- Washing in dishwasher
- Rubbing with coarse material such as iron wool, hard surface sponge
- Soaking in water
We have been manufacturing Camphor chopping boards since 1996. Currently, we have set up a full production system. This includes:
- Harvesting the Camphor Laurel tree by our Camphor Laurel specialised logger according to the production schedule. This will guarantee the supply of production material.
- Selection of the material using our Camphor Laurel specialist – this will guarantee that the quality of the material chosen is of high standard.
- Milling the selected logs into timber slabs using our experienced millers, to ensure that the best patterns of the wood grain can be obtained.
- Kiln drying the selected slabs using our experienced kiln drying technicians, to ensure that the material can reach the designated moisture content prior to manufacturing.
- Manufacturing boards according to our precise specifications and a strict quality control system.
The red handles of the chopping boards are made from quality hardwood. This emphasises our chopping boards’ natural and elegant style. The handles are attached with quality glue and screws, which can ensure no separation from the main board.