Make these cheap cutting boards or serving trays in an afternoon. These cool cutting boards also can be used as a wooden carving board. This is one of the easiest DIY Wood Cutting boards ideas that we know.
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We have been shopping around for a new thick wooden carving board but the price has turned me off. We wanted a cool cutting board for vegetables but didn’t wish to drop a fortune on a board. Yes, we want a couple of cheap cutting boards.
We sanded them to a smooth finish and purchased a food-safe mineral oil.
We rubbed them with mineral oil allow the oil to penetrate the wood a day or so between applications.
See the difference before and after the application of mineral oil? Mineral oil needs to be reapplied every few months depending on how much you use and wash your boards.
Materials needed for these Cool Cutting Boards:
- 15-18 inch unfinished wood round, find them here in case your local hardware store doesn’t have them (just make sure they are unfinished with no wood stains since they will be used for food, see note below**)
- Fine Grain Sandpaper for wood
- Steel Wool
- Food Safe Mineral Oil
- Cloth for applying oil or you could use an old t-shirt or washcloth
- Antibacterial Dishwashing soap
- Dishwashing brush
- Sand the boards until smooth
- Use steel wool to go over the entire board to bring it to a smooth finish
- Wash with hot water, soap and scrub well with a dishwashing brush
- Apply mineral oil with a clean cloth several times to the wooden carving board waiting for it to completely absorb or dry between coats.
*Mineral oil is food safe and brings out the gorgeous colors of the wood. After each use, wash with hot water, scrub using a dishwashing brush and antibacterial dishwashing soap. Dry well, reapply mineral oil only as needed about once every couple months.
**These cheap cutting 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 cool cutting boards when needed and it will not break the bank.
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