Well there's an attention grabbing title...or not. But sometimes you just have to say it like it is, and cow urine it part of what this is.
I told you last week HERE about the lovely reclaimed oak I have. I made a simple tray with a chunk of it.
It is cracked, but oh so beautiful and heavy. But, here is something else you probably didn't know about reclaimed barn wood: it often has parts that have turned pink from the cow urine. People call it "cow piss" wood--but that is a word I do not like so I prefer cow urine or pee. See the pink on this tray I made?
I have sanded and sealed it with Annie Sloan wax (which is food safe) and coconut oil and would have absolutely no qualms about serving food on it. My family is not so sure--phoey, I am sure I have fed them worse things.
I added some leather belt handles.
I love the beauty of this wood--cow pee and all!