Rimu ( pronounced Ree-moo) is a beautiful native New Zealand timber with a wonderful honey color and interesting grain. It is primarily used for high quality furniture and household items, but is now in scarce supply. These platters have been made from fallen logs harvested and milled on a family farm in Northland, New Zealand, near where I live.
The native New Zealand Paua ( abalone) fits beautifully with the timber, adding its incredible irridescent shades of blues, greens and pinks, and is practical as well. Serve crackers on the platter and dip in the shell.
The timber has been sealed with a high quality, nature friendly combination of oils, then polished with natural beeswax. To care for the timber, occasionally lightly rub with olive oil or natural wood wax. To wash it, use warm soapy water. Keep it out of your dishwasher, and you will have it forever.
And please note, this is a thick block of wood, so it weighs accordingly. There's nothing flimsy about it!
Small - with one large Paua Shell - measures 320 x 240 x 35mm (12 5/8" x 9 1/2" x 1 3/8")
Medium - with 2 Paua Shells - measures 400 x 280 x 35mm (15 3/4" x 11" x 1 3/8")
Large - with 3 Paua Shells - measures 500 x 360 x 35mm (19 3/4" x 14 1/4" x 1 3/8")
Each paua shell measures approximately 10cm (4") long.
Shipping Times during Covid-19
Currently (January 2021), Airmail to Australia and the USA is taking about 5 weeks, and Airmail to the UK and Europe is taking 6-7 weeks. Airmail to South America is at least 8 weeks, and allow up to 12 weeks.
Economy Courier and Express Courier are up to 10 working days worldwide.
As always, we do not guarantee Airmail or Courier shipping times, as they are beyond our control.
Courier shipping times within New Zealand are approximately one working day to the North Island, 2 working days to the South Island (with an overnight option available at a different price), and up to 3 days to rural areas.
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