At Allegheny Treenware, every item is shaped by hand, and every spoon has been hand gouged. This makes every piece unique in its own way. All items are MADE IN THE USA, with local WV hardwoods. Many sanding steps are taken to ensure a satiny smooth finish for every item. Each item has been wood burned on the back of the handle, which will include the species of wood, and our shop signature (SJ). See how its made here.
Q: What are your shop hours?
A: We are open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, EST. 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. We are off for lunch. The shop is closed on all major holiday.
Q: What types of wood do we use?
A: Our main wood is cherry. If you place an order online, over the phone, or by mail order, the treenware you are sent will be made of cherry. Exceptions to this would be if a customer requests a specific type of wood, and we have said wood in stock. Other types of wood we use include maple, birch, beech, and walnut. These types of wood are generally reserved for mixed wood wholesale orders and our own booth.
Q: How do I care for my treenware?
A: Proper care for your treenware would include washing by hand and occasionally oiling the item, preferably with mineral or olive oil. New items will develop a fuzzy feeling after being washed and used for the first time, this is caused by the grain in the wood raising after being exposed to hot water. This will gradually go away with use, or you can also easily remove it by lightly sanding your treenware with a fine grit sand paper.
Q: What type of finish do we use on our treenware?
A: Our finish is a 10 to 1 mixture of food grade mineral oil and pure raw linseed oil.
Q: Will food stain the treenware?
A: The biggest thing to watch out for is food coloring, as it WILL dye the utensils. Aside from food coloring, normal foods will not dye the utensils.
Q: Where do we get our wood from?
A: We use only local WV hardwoods. The logs are cut down locally and delivered to us. We have our own saw mill where we cut our boards, which are then stacked to dry. The drying process can take anywhere from 1-3 years depending on the thickness of the boards.
Q: Why Buy Treenware?
A: In today’s market of mass produced plastic and metal cooking utensils, we believe our treenware stands apart. Our utensils are all natural, non-toxic, and work great on today’s non-stick surfaces. Wooden utensils are much less likely to scratch your pots and pans. They will add a sense of warmth and class to your kitchen that cold metal and bland plastic utensils simply cannot imitate. Our treenware can be more than just a cooking utensil, later becoming an heirloom you can pass down in your family.
Treenware can be a great gift for many occasions. Here are a few examples: Birthdays, Holidays, Graduations, Weddings, House Warmings’, Anniversaries, etc.