Wooden dinnerware and utensils, handmade from sustainably-harvested maple, all in one piece without gluing. Why wood? “Wood preserves the integrity of the foods—the neutrality—without contact with metals which emits certain tastes and degradation….Contact with wood is organic and warm. Sound manipulation is discreet and pleasant. The food slides least movement. And, for the taste it is like eating with chopsticks.” …During a simple meal, on the table there was a piece of wood and an x-acto blade… soon after a knife was born, and a tomato finely sliced! For the following 6 months, twelve families agreed to trade their metal forks for wooden forks. The comments were outstanding. A year of research and development followed. In 2004 JUstenbois was born. A team of 9 artisans worked at creating maple plates and utensils for your dining room table. These settings, finely chiseled out of selected cultivated sugar maple trees, have a very long life.” Nearly 9,000 utensils are made from one tree.