I have been shopping around for a new thick wooden cutting board but the price has turned me off.
I was in Lowes last week and noticed these 1 inch thick rounds!
They are 15 inch in diameter and are unfinished! Check!
So I bought two of them! Brought them home and finished sanding them to a smooth finish. Rubbed them with mineral oil*, in fact I spent a couple days rubbing in multiple coats of mineral oil.
Yeah, kinda had mineral oil everywhere but not to worry, my cutting board turned out just gorgeous!! See the before and after!
*Mineral oil is food safe and brings out the gorgeous colors of the wood. After each use, wash with hot water and dry well, reapply mineral oil as needed. What a difference the oil makes and the boards will last longer. These boards are pine and I have read conflicting reports on using pine for cutting boards, the only negative is that pine is softer and may not hold up to long term use of knives. The positive is that pine can repel bacteria, not sure if either report is correct but at this price I can replace these boards when needed and it will not break the bank!