Wooden Pepper Mill, Custom Made Wood Pepper Mill from Zappote, H2174


This hand made wooden pepper mill is made from Zapote wood and has USA made stainless steel parts. I may use wood from other countries but will only use American made parts when they are needed. This is a large pepper mill and the dense wood makes it feel as substantial as it is. This would be a perfect gift for that special man in your life, especially if he like to cook or barbecue. It is 12" tall by 2 1/2" in diameter and weighs 1 lb. 7.3 oz.

Used in Central and South America as the primary source for chewing gum, Chico Zapote also yields extremely dense and durable wood that ranges in color from reddish brown to light orange. Often times the heartwood blends itself thru this spectrum , complimented by a surrounding cream colored sapwood.

Tapped for chicle (chewing gum) since the reign of the Mayan civilization, Chico Zapote has been a diverse resource for the indigenous peoples of Central America. From its delicious fruit, to commercial grade chewing gum, to the extremely dense and strong wood for construction, this tree has helped shape the region. The Maya prized it for structural beams because of the tremendous strength, as well as it’s resistance to termites. The tree contains triterpenoids which makes it highly resistant to insects and rot. Beams have been found still intact in Mayan ruins. Chico Zapote is not easily worked by hand. This wood turns well at high speeds and is able to take a high polish. It has a typical straight grain with fine texture. This timber is limited on the market partially due to felling prohibitions of the tree in the Yucatan (principle growing region) as an effort to protect the local chicle market.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 3 - 5 business days
  • Europe : 5 - 10 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

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