Production of wooden utensils

* The calculations use average data for the World. The history of wooden utensils began many centuries ago. People at different ends of the globe were eating food from wooden plates using wooden spoons. Time passed, and ceramics, glass, plastic, metal settled on the shelves, but there was still room for materials of plant origin. And now, in the XXI century, housewives with great pleasure are buying dishes made of wood, for which there are several reasons. Firstly, wood is absolutely environmentally friendly, has bactericidal and tonic properties and even improves the taste of food, enriches it with a delicate aroma, and also keeps food hot, but does not allow a person to get burned. Wooden dishes do not break, it is impossible to cut themselves, it is strong and durable and is quite inexpensive. Wood utensils can be decorated with carvings or paintings, but the most popular are objects of the simplest design, their appearance is appreciated for their simplicity and naturalness.

Cutting boards, rolling pins, shovels, hammers for beating meat, spoons, cans and containers, mugs, bread bins, bowls, salt shakers, plates, dishes for sushi are made of wood.

One and the same dish takes on a different taste in dishes made from different types of wood. For the manufacture of dishes using aspen, birch, juniper, larch, linden, cedar, bamboo, hevea. The lower part of the trunk, rhizome or cap of a freshly cut tree is best suited, as a stale tree acquires a musty smell and spoils the taste of the products. The structure of the wood should be straight, without shells.

It is very important to find a good supplier of wood that knows what you need and put aside suitable pieces of wood for you. The cost of wood depends on the species. Larch timber costs from 14 thousand rubles per square meter, pine timber - from 12 thousand rubles, spruce timber - 6 thousand rubles, birch timber from 5 thousand rubles, cedar timber - 13 thousand rubles.

For independent logging requires registration of permits and payment of duties. The procedure for obtaining permission and the amount of payment must be specified directly in the forestry.

The production room for making dishes can be small, a fairly spacious room or a free garage. The production of wooden utensils may well become the home "business in the garage", but a decent income will only come from hiring employees, so you will have to take care of purchasing the right material, selling the goods, and actually making enough products, and one person to catch everything is extremely difficult.

From the tool you will need a lathe, cutters, a planer, a chisel, a hacksaw, a jigsaw, a saw, grinding skins. The total cost of the equipment will be about 40 thousand rubles.

Finished products are sometimes varnished, but this is completely optional. For utensils, it is necessary to use food varnish, which will be harmless to the body and will not spoil the quality of food. All masters in this regard have their own preferences. Khokhloma dishes, for example, are varnished with PF-283 b / s. Some manufacturers use wax or vegetable oil (it is best to take bleached art flaxseed), but these products give the product an undesirable extraneous odor. On the Internet you can buy special oil for wood in contact with food. A 0.5-liter can costs 280 rubles. The oil is applied with a cloth or brush and dries completely within seven days.

The profitability of producing a wooden bowl is approximately 200 percent. The amount of earnings rests on the productive capabilities of the master and the availability of sales channels.

You can sell products through the online store, but we draw your attention to the fact that it takes at least 20-25 thousand rubles to create a website, and it will take a lot of time to process orders, pack and ship or deliver goods, so the master can hardly do it and the manufacture of dishes, and its sale. It is easier to offer products to utensil shops, home goods stores, craft goods stores, gift shops, etc.

When advertising wooden utensils, emphasis should be placed not only on its environmental friendliness and practicality, but also on how it affects food. For example, pickled and salted mushrooms are suitable dishes from aspen, larch or juniper; boiled potatoes and salad will become even tastier in a bowl of hardwood; meat and fish dishes, as well as sauerkraut will fully reveal their taste in dishes made of coniferous species; glasses of linden will make even a very noble drink more pleasant and reduce the negative effects of the holiday, etc.

Natalya Merkulova

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