Oiling Boards

There is a lot of work preparing these wooden boards, then about 3 hours under the laser, but you still don’t really know what you’ve got until the oil goes on.

Perry Bond

Just watch this Golden retriever board

Golden retriever on Oak

Each board is a one-off, and they sell quite quickly, so we’re keeping a record of our boards over at Pinterest

If there’s an image you would like to see on a board, just leave a comment below and we’ll see what we can do. We do not do commissions as it’s too stressful (my pile of boards that have gone wrong and need re-sanding, is bigger than my finished pile!). But if there is something you would like, let us know and we’ll give it a try. If you like it you can buy it, if not, no worries, it will just go into our stock.

The standard price for these boards is £35, but there are variations, both up and down.

We’re often asked what is the best oil for serving boards. The simple answer is whatever you have in your kitchen cupboard, any oil is fine. Walnut oil gives one of the best finishes, but then you have to worry about anyone with a nut allergy. It is often said don’t use olive oil as it can go rancid. Well, the open sign for our shop was repeatedly oiled with olive oil, still is OK 10 years later. We use a food grade mineral oil because it is light, soaks in well and we can buy it 10l at a time.

If you’ve had fish or garlic or something that makes you board smell, let some lemon juice soak in, it will also boost the boards natural antiseptic qualities.

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