Andrew Pearce is a small company; less than 20 employees. All bowls and boards are made on-site by our production team in our workshop, in the same building as our retail store.
From logs to the finished bowls and boards that complete your tabletop, here's the full on behind the scenes look.
1. THE LOGS
The Andrew Pearce Team starts with locally sourced logs brought to our Vermont workshop. Logs are brought in every month on a tractor trailer and are fed into the building daily, where they are cut down to manageable lengths.
2. BOARD BLANKS
Each log is then flat sawn down the middle; flat boards are separated to be made into cutting boards and table tops.
3. CORING OUT THE BOWLS
Half rounds of logs are mounted onto a coring lathe and rough cut into bowl blanks.
4. KILN DRYING TIME
Bowl blanks and boards dry in a kiln for a month or longer.
5. BOWL TURNING/ BOARD PLANING
Dry bowl blanks are finished turned on a turning lathe and boards are put through a planer, both are sanded to a smooth finish.
6. FINISHED WITH PREMIUM REFINED WOOD OIL
Finished bowls are quality inspected and oiled with our food safe, allergen-free, walnut oil and dried overnight. They are ready for sale!
Want to see the production team in action? Click here to watch our Behind the Scenes video.