Named after the place Cheryl and William chose to call home this signature board holds a very special place in their hearts.William and Cheryl’s home in Ballyshane has provided much of the inspiration for their work. Their gorgeous cottage, surrounded by beautiful forestry is filled with the most incredible large bowls, boards and vessels all produced by William. A beautiful and unique piece, just look at the gorgeous combination of a half circle board combined with the stunning texture of the wood’s bark. This board will take the centre stage on any table.
Ballyshane pieces are all handcrafted from the highest quality wood so with a little care you can maintain the pieces beauty for a lifetime. Wood is an extremely resilient material and will last generations if you look after it properly. After each use gently rinse your board with warm soapy water, wipe dry with a soft cloth and let it stand to dry thoroughly. This will help maintain the durability of your board. Please don’t put the pieces in a dishwasher or soak as this can cause the wood to warp or splinter. If you would like to disinfect your piece we love natural cleaners such as white vinegar, or a lemon wedge with salt or baking soda. Great for your board and the environment! To keep your piece beautiful and to protect the wood we also recommend you periodically oil your piece with a food safe oil every few weeks or months, depending on how often you use it.
How do I oil my board?
We recommend you periodically oil your piece with a food safe oil to maintain and protect the beauty of the wood. Depending on how often you use your piece we would do this every few weeks or months. The more you use your piece the more you should oil it. We love using coconut oil but would avoid using vegetable oils as they can spoil and we wouldn’t want that! Apply your oil of choice liberally to the piece, making sure it is entirely covered. Make yourself a cup of tea and leave it to work its magic for 20-30 minutes. The oil will absorb into the wood completely and you can then wipe off the excess with a soft cloth, leaving you with a gorgeous glossy finish.
Meet The Designer
Ballyshane was founded by duo William McHutcheon & Cheryl Stanley. Ballyshane create unique wooden pieces in their studio in the stunning surrounds of Ducketts Grove Castle, Co.Carlow. Each piece is made using only the finest in Irish sustainable Hardwoods.