Inspired by Diana at Our Vintage Home, yesterday I made several little pine bread boards.
Being pine, they are not ideal for heavy duty cutting/washing. But they make adorable bread boards, cheese boards, etc. Plus they look nice around the kitchen!!
Each is stained with extra extra strong coffee and sealed with Butcher Block oil, making them food safe. Some are also letter punched with an iron stamp set.
I'd like to experiment with different stains next: varying strength coffee; tea; beet juice; tung oil; etc.
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DIY Bread Board Tutorial
~1" thick Pine Board (I used an 18x36 board "stain ready" from Home Depot)
Food Safe Finishing Oil (I used Watco Butcher Block Oil)
Ridiculously Strong Brewed Coffee
Power Drill w/ 1/2" Spade Bit
Sandpaper (Power Sander)
Iron Letter Stamping Set & Hammer (optional) - you can find these a lot of places on the Internet. I got mine from Northern Tool.
1. Pencil and Saw basic rectangular shapes
2. Pencil and Jig Saw handles; I preferred an asymmetrical look.
4. (Optional) Punch words into the boards with hammer and iron stamp set. I was running low on inspiration and chose "Eat &" "Drink &" "Love &" for three of the boards.
5. Stain with extra extra extra strong coffee (you should use an all natural, food safe stain, since you're putting food on this)
6. Seal with Food Safe Finishing Oil and you're done!
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