Maison La Cornue's impressive table carving board is crafted from solid hornbeam- the same wood used in professional butcher blocks. The board is set on a slight incline that allows the juices to flow down the channels carved on the outer edge of the board. Carved juices are collected in a stainless steel Rolse juice bowl. The stainless bowl is easily removable to be used in the making of gravies or as an 'au jus' dipping bowl. This item is not only a wonderful visual addition to your kitchen- but an extremely functional and well designed accessory.