The Sandwich Plate is a nod to a type of medieval tableware. It is ideal for sandwiches and has a small trench for salt, sauce or garnish. It can also be used as a serving board for cheese, olives and other small tasty morsels or flipped and used as a cutting board. Each plate will vary in grain and indications of the wood’s prior use. Treated with Bartram Wood Balm. Hand wash in hot water to clean. Do not let stand in water. Refinish regularly when the board starts to get dull and look worn.
- Reclaimed wood
- Available in Maple (light) or Walnut (dark)
- Finished with Bartram Wood Balm
- Minimally packaged with a letterpressed tag and jute
Peg and Awl co-founders, Walter and Margaux Kent, live and work in Philadelphia, Penn. with their two boys, Søren and Silas. Their work is made from olde things, treasures found and recovered from misfortune and neglect, relics of the unusual, the confused and the macabre, cut and pulled and built into wearable curiosities, inscribable keepsakes and useable, long-lasting treasures. They used to make them for themselves and now they make them for everyone.
Peg and Awl began without a plan, a fortunate pairing of two minds, different but in sync. Both Walter and Margaux have a fervor for history, though they each unearth their passions in different ways. Margaux, loves the romantic imaginings of what once was and the effects time and stories have on materials and objects. Though not military-minded, Walter is an invader; mostly of abandoned houses and the past. Walter, home schooled by his history-aficionado mother and apprentice to his carpenter father, was a soldier in the US Army. There he learned how to do things effectively and simply though his practical nature does not preclude his immense creativity. Walter’s pragmatism, together with Margaux's dreamy tendencies, and their shared curiosity combine to create Peg and Awl. With their two boys as constant companions, they find inspiration in them as much as they do in the past, taking notes and creating new objects to delight younger beings – Peg and Awl is not just for big people!
In 2012, after nearly bursting their house with the weight of materials, makers and ideas, Peg and Awl decided to move the business. Peg and Awl’s new home is in the Atlas Casket Factory, a building that still boasts a conveyor belt, a trolley track and traces of the making that occurred for decades. Here histories overlap as Peg and Awl gathers new life with new makers, new personalities, and new hands. Time clocks once again resound throughout building. Ghosts linger and invisible hands shake the visible. They are makers. In Philadelphia. Still.