This was a gift, but the recipients have stated that they really love how it looks and is something useful and practical.
The stone has a wobble in the holder. The stone is also not cut with true square edges. I bypassed other products and paid more for this one thinking I would avoid the quality issues reported. While mine is intact and presentable, it was not the high quality I tend to purchase.
works well hard to store wood isn't as sturdy as I would of liked
My son gave me this for Christmas. Arrived in great shape and was very pleased. While the tray could have been made out of cherry or walnut it would have been much more expensive. The craftsmanship and staining on mine is great. Some commented on no instructions in box. This is so common these days however I did receive a nice card with heating, cooling and washing instructions. Maybe some production and packaging overseeing would be valuable.
The stone is beautiful. The wood tray needed paint or varnish. My husband painted it black to match our Kitchen.(Red & Black) It went really well with the stone. It will b a perfect center piece at Happy Hour.
Palm Springs, CA
Trying to decide whether to return all 3 bought as gifts or not. Wooden tray looked like it was made in 9th grade shop class, not quality or even close, cheap pine, poorly finished, embarrassing to sell as an "uncommon good"
After reading some of the reviews about the quality and look of the wooden tray, I was hesitant to purchase the Platter for a friend. However, I was thrilled upon opening the Platter to find that the wood was lovely and seemed well crafted.
Unfortunately, I'm sending this back. The quality did not meet my expectations for the price of the piece. The wooden holder is not finished/stained well and feels very flimsy. The soapstone piece is very thin and seems as if it would have the potential to break easily.
We opened presents for Christmas early. There were no instructions and I had to look it up on this website to figure exactly what it did. The wooden base is made out of cheap wooden material and would never stand 500 degrees. In looking at the picture of the soapstone, the piece I have is half as thick so the quality is misrepresented. I would appreciate you sending the money back to my sister since I feel this item is truly a waste of money for her. I can give you my sisters' information to verify the purchase.
This serving piece arrived with a large piece of the soapstone broken off. The wooden caddy was also broken and poorly stained. Cheap looking product--not nearly as nice as the on line photo. Disappointed.