Cutting Board Information - Cleaning and Care

Please follow these instructions of care for your cutting board or butchers block so it can be enjoyed and admired for decades to come


  • Cleaning: Use hot water with a small amount of soap to scrub the surface, do not saturate your board with water. Wipe excess water off with a paper towel and allow your board to air dry standing up or on a wire rack.
  • Disinfecting: Wood cutting boards have been shown to be naturally resistant to bacteria, for extra protection you may wipe down your board with white vinegar to clean any stains and to disinfect. 
  • Drying: You never want water to permeate into your board, this is why you should NEVER put your board in the dishwasher or leave in standing water. Always allow for maximum airflow around your board while drying and always wipe down with a dry towel.
  • Maintenance: Only treat your cutting board or butchers block with my Board Cream (available in the products tab), food-safe mineral oil or butchers block conditioner (can be found at most hardware stores or online). Whenever your board looks dull or dry in places, you will need to apply a cream or oil. To apply Board Cream, warm it up under hot water then wipe on a thin a coat with a paper towel. A well oiled board will be easier to clean and be less likely to absorb water or odors or dry and crack. 

If your board ever feels fuzzy or rough in spots this is caused by water penetrating the wood and raising the grain. I try my best to counter this by wet sanding every board before you receive it. If this happens to your board you can easily knock it back down to a smooth surface by lightly sanding it with 320 grit sandpaper or by rubbing the affected areas in a circular motion with a brown paper bag lubricated with a light coat of board cream. 


After much use your cutting board may show knife and wear marks. If you would like to have your cutting board restored to the same condition as the day you received it please contact me and I will refinish it for a small fee. I can also restore any old wood cutting boards you may have and a price quote will be determined based on the condition and size. 

My Guarantee

 I stand by my craftsmanship, and the quality of every item I sell. If you ever have a problem with any item please contact me and I will fix it or replace it at no cost to you as long as the item has not been neglected or abused. 

If you have any questions at all please feel free to contact me and I will help you in any way I can.