For centuries, wooden spoons have been made. They are easy to manufacture with a reduced cost. So far, everything stays the same. Nowadays make spoons is a lifestyle. You only have to visit Instagram and you will discover a great group of people dedicated to its elaboration.
The mystery of the wooden spoons
The arrival of plastic and stainless steel meant the expulsion of any other material from the kitchen (at least, the professionals). They are more hygienic, resistant materials and we can buy them with little money. In addition, they are easily cleaned and are dishwasher safe.
But wooden spoons are back. As we said, the new is the way of understanding its elaboration. The value of artisanal products has given a second life to handmade spoons. Today it is easy to find professional craftsmen and young woodworking promises dedicated to its elaboration. Whether with the intention of selling them, learning or simply as a hobby, the size of this ancient instrument is a trend in the handmade sector.
Making a wooden spoon involves little investment. We only need a piece of wood suitable for culinary use (olive, maple, cherry, walnut …), a carving knife, sandpaper, a good design in mind and patience. It requires above all dedication and pulse, something very important in the work of wood. If we also have practice, we can make several wooden spoons throughout the day. Therefore, they are an easy tool to produce, pack and we can offer at an affordable price.
Even so, the elaboration of a wooden spoon has something special, therapeutic. The effort they require is rewarded by an object that, if done correctly, will become part of our daily life. In fact, some wood artisans make spoons not to be sold but to improve their size and at the same time, to obtain an object of daily use.
Some profiles you should follow on Instagram
– Lucus.G: This guy from Canada is one of the most popular cabinetmakers on Instagram. His designs fall in love. He makes wooden spoons step by step in his workshop, where he also makes other decorative pieces.
– Deirdre & Aaron: is an American couple who elaborate some famous spoons. It really makes it difficult not to buy some of them 😉
– Giles Newman: is a master of wood carving. His mastery allows him to make spectacular details and his pieces are art works.
– David & Michelle Rauenbusch: this young couple of Australia that make very kinds of wooden spoons. The combination of materials, colours and measures allow to offer kitchen utensils for all kinds of tasks.