The Old Troll is a Registered Nurse by trade and a woodworker by obsession. The plan is to get recovered/salvage wood and give it a second life of beauty and enjoyment. Approximately 90% of The Old Trolls' wood is recovered/salvaged from all over the world. I never use any kind of false coloring on my wood. This wood is beautiful and would like people to see the true colors without stains, paint, etc. All of the pieces are food safe. I utilize a lacquer finish to remain food safe. The Chinese have been using it for a couple of thousand years. Please drop by and ask The Old Troll any questions that you might have. Above all, please, enjoy the wood.