Rustic Chinaberry Coasters (Bark Off) are cut from Chinaberry (Melia azedarach), a semi-exotic hardwood found throughout many US states, though not native to this country.
These Chinaberry coasters will add to the ambiance of any occassion, be it a wedding, table setting, party, on the coffee table, or on a side table in your entertainment room.
Nominal dimensions: 3-4" diameter, 3/8" thick.
Finish options: 1.) sanded/unfinished, 2.) sanded/grain brushed with food grade mineral oil, 3.) sanded/grain brushed with Tung Oil. If you are considering staining or filling the grain, unfinished is recommended.
Relatively easy to work with, Chinaberry has wonderful grain patterns and contrast, giving it a great finished look for your Rustic Chinaberry Coasters (Bark OFF). The grain is open, allowing for either a more rustic finish, or if you decide you prefer a smooth finish, can be filled with a grain filler; clear or color of your choice.
Useful links on Chinaberry:
For detailed information on physical properties of wood species, visit:
This link will allow you to know what to expect from your wood product during its useful life.
The USDA provides a large list of wood species with links to information about their properties: https://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/research/centers/woodanatomy/techsheets_display.php?geo_category_id=4&genus_commonname_criteria=c&sorting_rule=1a
If you do not know about wood allergies and potential issues while working with wood, the following link presents some information you should be familiar with while working with wood: http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Danger_in_the_Woods.html I have used this link without permission, as I was unable to find contact information for Custom Woodworking Business.
Some useful information on preventing color changes in exotic hardwoods is available at: http://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/preventing-color-changes-in-exotic-woods/