In our shop we enjoy using as much of a piece of wood as we can before the scraps go to the fire for heat. While the fire is simple amazing we wood rather make stuff from it. So we decided one cold December morning to use some of our checked, split and otherwise ugly Red Oak for a few kitchen boards. We made three small cheese boards and a squarish bread board with a bow tie inlay to prevent a crack from spreading. Check them out below.
Above is one of the cheese boards we made and below is the bread board with a Cherry bow tie spanning a crack in the wood.
Because these were to be used for food, the kitchen boards were coated with Butcher Block Oil. Butcher Block Oil meets the FDA’s requirements for contact with food and deeply penetrates the wood protecting surface.