How do i maintain my board?
The best way to keep your board in good condition is to keep it clean and sealed. Regular dish soap will kill the bacteria in the wood and will not effect the colour of the wood as all our products are made from genuine natural wood. Soap and water can be applied with a dish cloth and then dried with a towel. It is important not to keep the board submursed in water (this will crack and distort the board). We recommend that you wax the board with our natural butcher block finish every month or as needed (if the board is looking dull or dry). Keeping it clean and sealed with out butcher block finish is the best way to preserve the life of your board. Another option that we offer is a total refinishing. Due to the high quality natural wood, we are able to take the outer layer of the board that has been scratched it stained and remove it, bringing out new life in the board.
What is your finish made of?
Our natural butcher block finish is made from two simple and natural ingredients: mineral oil and bees wax. It is a fine quality grade finish made from the best local beeswax and food grade mineral oil. We recommend this finish as it is natural and safe to consume. We have created the perfect blend of the two ingredients to give a fantastic shine while maintaining its durablility.
How do I apply the finish?
The steps to use are as follows:
1. Clean the board first before applying the finish with soap and water. Then dry the board.
2. Scoop a reasonable amount of finish on the tip of your finger or on a paper towel and rub on the board. Make sure the whole board is sealed with the wax.
3. Let dry for a minimum of 1 hour or overnight for best results.
4. Then wipe the excess finish off with a paper towel and buff to a nice shine.
Where does your wood come from?
All of our boards are made from natural hardwoods that are safe to be in contact with food. To answer this question in short, a lot of our wood comes from local farms and Saw mills or is imported through large wood suppliers. However many of our boards are made from reclaimed wood. This means that we try to find wooden objects that have been thrown away or simply left in a barn for a long time and make something new out of the wood. This source of wood is a great way of recycling and reducing waste and wood that we have to order through our suppliers. It also adds a unique style as aged wood is very hard and has distinctly different colours. We strive to have the best boards in the business and a large part of that is ensuring that we use the best materials.
Can i design my own board?
We offer customer ordering where you can choose the board style, size, shape and wood to make the perfect board for that special gift or your kitchen.
Can I have an engraving on my board?
We offer custom engraving by hand. You provide us with the message, font, font size and placement of the engraving.