We use woods from all over the world. We work hard to be respectful of these woods and not waste them. As we produce cutting boards, we get small cut offs from all the different products we make. We save these cutoffs and use them to make several other items. These beautiful Coasters are a result of this effort to respect the woods we are using and also to reduce waste. We use a soy based epoxy in combination with the wood to make a simply stunning piece that anyone would be proud to leave on display on a coffee table or around the house.