These chargers are made from recycled cedar dock wood. Most docks today are not made from cedar but from some type of pressure treated wood. Due to the chemicals in the wood that make them long lasting they cannot be recycled in this manner.
While I say on the back of each charger that the wood is from "Cottage Country", in fact most of my old cedar dock wood comes from the Pointe au Baril area where I cottage. People sometimes ask me how I acquire the old dock wood. If I am feeling mischievous I say that I wait for a moonless night….. But usually people who are upgrading their docks will contact me and will give me the wood for the price of taking it away.
These chargers are made for 10" dinner plates.