Also, to see the hand selected set
of exceptional mills just listed on Dec. 5, click here.
An original idea using naturally fallen tree
branches, finished with a water based finish, makes these the most
environmentally friendly mills on the planet. With a 25 year guarantee
on the adjustable ceramic mechanism, which means any mill can be used
to grind any spice including salt, these simply can't be beat!
Each mill is beautiful in it's own right,
but there's some that
stand out. I've selected these mills to be sold as a set, since they're
stunning, and go well together. These are the actual mills that will be
Note: shipping charges are based on North
Orders to be shipped elsewhere will be followed up with a Shipping
Surcharge invoice. As an example, Denmark is an additional $18.
MillŪ in Elm
dies naturally due to Dutch Elm Disease, which is a fungus that invades
the tree. After the tree dies, bugs get in between the bark and the
wood and carve out these amazing tracks as they move around.
my Cottage Mills are heat treated to guarantee they are bug free.
MillŪ in Maple
maple Cottage Mills are made from branches that have naturally fallen,
mostly due to wind storms. As they lay on the ground, sometimes for
years, the weather, sunlight, and moisture work their magic. The end
result is a beautiful natural looking mill.
MillŪ in Spalted Maple
with the maple Cottage Mills, these are made from branches that have
naturally fallen. As they lay on the ground a certain type of fungus
gets beneath the bark, and over time, changes both the colour and
density of the wood, making them spectacular.
from the naturally fallen and renewable seed pod from Australia, the
Banksia Mill looks amazing on any table, and is quite the conversation
Banksia seed pod
comes in varying sizes, and I use as much of the pod as possible. Most
can be made into mills that end up around 7 inches, but it varies.
hardest wood that I've worked with, making these mills is quite the
challenge, but the end result is worth the effort.
from naturally fallen tree branches, these mills are burnt on an open
fire, and after they cool, I apply a water thin finish that soaks right
through to the unburnt wood and completely hardens and preserves the
charred wood exterior. No ash or soot will ever come off while using