Wooden Rolling Pins: Understanding Design and Material Impact

Wooden Rolling Pins: Understanding Design and Material Impact

A person rolling dough with a wooden rolling pin

There is no limit to the products you can make out of wood components. No one knows this better than Atlas Dowel. We produce many unique wood products that people all over the world use every day. One of those is rolling pins.  


This post will take a closer look at the custom craftsmanship of the popular baking tool. We will discuss their design, the species used to craft rolling pins, and how those made from wood are a healthier alternative to plastic or metal rolling pins.  


The Design and Craftsmanship of Gourmet Rolling Pins 


Gourmet rolling pins make a noticeable difference in terms of craftsmanship, the type of wood, and even material can make a huge difference in the outcome of baked goods.  


Let’s look at the design and craftsmanship of gourmet rolling pins and how it affects consistency and quality. 




Gourmet rolling pins are crafted and sanded by hand. That makes a big difference in terms of how the rolling pin is used as a tool. Atlas rolling pins are better at evenly displacing dough since there is more attention to detail when producing them. Gourmet rolling pins have better balance and are more ergonomically friendly, which means that bakers and chefs are able to handle them with improved precision and comfort.  


Sanding by Hand Makes a Big Difference 


One of the key aspects of gourmet rolling pins that set them apart from mass manufactured pins is that Atlas rolling pins are sanded by hand. This means that more care and precision is put into each rolling pin resulting in fewer errors such as knots or dents and produce a more predictable result in your products.  


What Wood Species Are Used in Gourmet Rolling Pins? 


Wood species play a big role in determining the quality of a rolling pin. True gourmet rolling pins are typically made from wood species that bakers and chefs can count on to produce consistent dough thickness and a consistently higher quality product.  


Some of the most popular species used for gourmet rolling pins. 


  • Maple. Maple is a lightweight, tight grain and durable wood that is resistant to moisture and needs minimal sanding. This results in a rolling pin that is comfortable and easy to use. 

  • Cherry. Cherry wood is a beautiful reddish color with a tight grain. Cherry wood offers superior physical appeal in addition to excellent performance.  

  • Poplar. Poplar is one of the lightest domestic woods making it easier to handle and style. Since it is lighter, domestic wood poplar is also inexpensive and available for custom projects. 


Why Should I Choose a Wood Rolling Pin Over Plastic or Metal? 


If you are searching for a gourmet rolling pin that makes consistency a top priority, then you will want to choose a wood rolling pin from Atlas Dowel. 


These are the top five reasons that wood beats plastic and metal for rolling pins. 


  • Wood is a natural material. That means it is biodegradable and eco-friendly. 

  • Wood has a natural and warm appeal that will not leave behind particle remnants. 

  • Wood is the most renewable resource, meaning no product will end up in a landfill. 

  • Wood will not leave behind any artificial tastes in your food. This leads to more delicious baked goods. 


Superior Wood Components You Can Trust from Atlas Dowel 


Gourmet rolling pins make a big difference when it comes to the dough thickness, consistency, and quality. The best gourmet rolling pins come from superior wooden components, like those produced by Atlas Dowel every day. 


Atlas Dowel makes wood components you can count on for quality and craftsmanship. We offer a wide variety of dowels and custom wooden components to meet your needs. Shop our wood products today! 


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