wooden soap dish
Attractive soap dish with rounded form pleasing to the touch.
Approximately 11.5 x 7cm.
Available in either oiled beechwood or in dark, exotic looking Thermowood.
See 'Details' for more information about Thermowood.
Thermowood - mostly from ash trees - is heat treated wood which makes it totally water resistant without the use of any chemicals. The wood is completely sealed yet remains breathable. Further or regular treatment - even with oils or waxes is not required. (If you would like to preserve the exotic, dark colour of the Thermowood it is a good idea to occasionally use a bit of wax or oil. Exposure to UV light will turn the Thermowood colour into a greyish, siverish hue over time. However, the oil/wax treatment is for looks only and is not necessary to maintain the water resistance of the wood).
The heat treatment also gives the wood an attractive colour and slightly smoky fragrance.
The kiln firing of wood is an ancient practice used to harden wood and make it moisture proof (the wood sugars caramelise which closes the pores of the wood). It makes the wood lighter, harder and prevents it from shrinking. The wood becomes immune to rot and mould.