Handcrafted • Safe • Locally Sourced • Natural • Gorgeous

Gorgeous Charcuterie Boards

Items for Your Home  & Branded Corporate Gifts

Artisanal Cutting Boards, Candle Bowls, Tea Light Holders & more

Care & Conditioning of Your Charcuterie or Cutting Boards

Handcrafted • Safe • Locally Sourced • Natural • Gorgeous

Don’t forget, you can always get in touch with me, send me some photos of your board and I will guide you through the process to re-energize it.

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Care & Conditioning of your Cardinal Woodcraft Products

Do Knots

  • Do knot soak or stand your board in water. This will cause your board to warp
  • Do knot put in the dishwater. Your board will be destroyed if you do
  • Try to store your board standing up, the even air flow around the board will help prevent warping.

Charcuterie Boards

Our Charcuterie Boards are primarily mean’t for presenting & serving your food, not preparing your food. As such, and if used appropriately they should never require re-sanding or re-conditioning, just cleansing.

Our charcuterie boards have been seasoned and protected with Walrus Oil & Wax products. Each board gets 3 coats of Walrus oil and 1 coat of Walrus Wax.

After using or if your board is soiled with food or food oils:

  • Wipe off excess food and crumbs
  • Wash your board with warm water and soap. (We use a drop of Dawn liquid soap)
  • Use a microfibre cloth to dry the board off on both sides
  • Allow to dry completely before reusing.

Performing the above steps will allow your board to last a lifetime.

Cutting Boards

If you have one of our cutting boards and you feel the board is not looking great anymore or has some light or even deeper scratches in it, you have 3 options to restore & re-energize your board to its original beauty and functionality.

  1. Ship the board back to us and we will restore it for you for $45.00 CAD. We will then ship it back to you for free.
  2. Support a local woodworker by asking them to restore your cutting board 
  3. Restore the board yourself by following the steps below as appropriate. Please ensure you wear and use the proper safety devices to protect your hearing (noise cancelling headphones), breathing (use a proper mask) and your eye sight by using protective eyeware.

For Light scratches:

  • Wash the board down and allow to properly dry
  • Lightly sand the board with very light sand paper. I use 320 grit sandpaper to begin with, dust off thoroughly, and spray the board with water
  • After the board dried repeat the above process with 600 grit sandpaper, sand until smooth and glass like to the touch
  • Wipe clean with a soft towel. Ensuring all sanding  particles have been removed. Compressed air works well for this with a final wipe down using a tack free cloth. This will remove any remaining stubborn sanding particles
  • Oil the board with a food safe mineral.  Allow to dry for 24hrs, repeat this step 3 times.  Then apply a coat of high quality food safe wax.  After 15 minutes buff out the wax by hand polishing.

For deep scratches, scars or knife marks do the following:

  • Depending on the severity of the scaring this procedure will require significantly more sanding than previously
  • This time you will need to go through several grits of sandpaper. Start at 120 for about 10 minutes using an orbital sander, wipe off the saw dust, then go to 150 for 10 minutes, then 180 for 10 minutes
  • At this point the deeper knife marks and scratches should be removed. If not, continue sanding with 180 until they are all gone.  Ensure you remove as much sawdust residue as you can after sanding, then spray the board down with water and allow to dry off
  • Then start sanding again with 200, then 220 and then 320 ending with 600 grit. Remove all sawdust, spray with water and allow to dry off between each grit. Each grit will need about 5 minutes of sanding.
  • Wipe off all excess dust from the board until it is free of any remaining  sanding particles. A tack free cloth is good for this.
  • Rub a high quality food grade mineral oil onto the board allowing at least 24hrs between each coat.  Apply two ore coats.
  • And you are done.
    The tools you will need are: Orbital Sander, hand sanding block, sand paper, spritzer bottle with water, food grade oil and wax, compressed air, vacuum cleaner and tack free cloths.
    Performing the above steps will allow your cutting board to last a lifetime.