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Larch Wood is growing. We heard about a little shop in Wolfville that was up for rent and went to visit. Wolfville is a totally cool place. Wind and water, like home. The abundant valley of Annapolis. Come visit us at 420 Main St. 902-542-4386. https://www.facebook.com/LarchWoodWolfville/
Nice store front!!
Super sharp Japanese knives and more….
A sandstone valley that has been covered in fertile mud. Protected and trapped by basalt mountains, well hills now 🙂 The bread basket of Nova Scotia where the best of the horses ran now produces amazing grapes and abundant orchards and gardens.
It is a town that still has a culture of the ‘main street’. Where people go for a stroll and shop and yes, ‘cruise’. The selection of coffee shops and alcoholic beverages per capita is astounding. Arts and culture abound with coffee and oh yes, a thriving university…
and for fun – go roll in the mud 🙂 or ride the Tidal Bore.
or take a walk…
or a drink
take your pick, apples, grains or grapes?
Beans... for an amazing brew.
so – we went for it.
Time to sell our authentic End Grain Blocks in this go green town.
so you can do this 🙂
or whatever you want
See you soon….
Larch Wood is going to the Saltscapes Expo with our countertops and cutting boards. April 21, 22, 23. The magazine of East Coast Lifestyle is ‘Saltscapes’. What could better describe our extensive coastlines and the people who live here. [Read more…]
Here is the PolyMath kitchen. Stacey Ballis is a Maven. She shops for quality and blogs about it. When she first met up with Larch Wood in Chicago she was impressed. Immediately she grocked the sheer practicality of our choice of wood and end grain construction. She had to walk away with a board…. Well after a few months of use – she ordered a custom countertop! Here are some of the pictures from her blog.
This kitchen is designed to have a few different prep and cooking areas. The Larch Wood chopping block is central.
The marble countertop along side is plenty of room for pastries to entertaining.
Countertops can have custom thickness of 2 – 5 inches.
A truly functional kitchen – Stacy Ballis – The Polymath Chronicles
Factors to consider when custom ordering an end grain block for your kitchen?
Where – consider that this is a surface you want to be able to appreciate all of it. Corners? Thickness? Is there enough support underneath?
This one has support under the open side of the island.
Water – it is better not to inset a sink or put beside a water area as standing water will damage wood.
In this example the sink is surrounded by a very wipeable surface.
Height – if you are using it as a working surface you might want it inset or raised depending on the height of the cooks.
Stove – Hot pots can damage wood so consider another surface for immediately beside the stove.
Colour – Wood will naturally darken as it ages and yet it will still show its natural grain pattern.
Creative – Wood can change the look of almost anything.
Have fun designing your counter top. We look forward to making it. Please keep in mind that they take up to 8 weeks to build depending on the time of year.
This is one in progress in our shop. The next could be yours 🙂
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