Oyster River Joinery

Paul Sampson… a Maine artisan with decades of woodworking experience. He handcrafts his oyster, fish, hen, and shrimp wooden platters one at a time. Paul handpicks each board for a platter, looking for unique characteristics and details. He shapes and carves to accentuate the natural beauty inherent in the wood. Every platter is born from a single piece of wood and will vary in color and carving.

Paul, a true lover of seafood, quickly discovered the fragility of china and glass while dining among the elements. He decided to design a platter that he could use in the wild, whether on the sea or in the woods. From here, the oyster platter, Paul’s first vision, came to life.

The oyster platter’s shape echoes that of an oyster shell. Carved indentations hold each oyster securely. Soon after the oyster platter, he created the fish, hen, and shrimp platters. All platters are unique and made for enjoying in the outdoors.

All platters are treated with a food-safe finish, Board Balm from Beyond Hope farm. Beyond Hope farm is Jula Sampson’s creation and love.

Always handwash and dry all platters. Periodically apply board balm when wood feels dry to the touch.