See how easy it is to make a DIY wood slice cheese board for holiday gift giving and entertaining.
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With the holidays just around the corner, we are all thinking about gift giving and entertaining. I decided to consolidate the two with this easy DIY wood slice cheese board.
It’s so versatile and can be used not only to serve cheese and crackers, but also as a serving tray for breakfast in bed.
We spent Thanksgiving with my sister and she put out a great charcuterie board. It was very popular and I immediately thought of making a few cheese boards for gift giving this year.
I plan to put together a gift basket with wine, cheese, crackers, and one of these wood slice cheese boards.
DIY Wood Slice Cheese Board
If you’ve visited here before, you’ve heard me mention my Dad and how he builds chicken coops in his retirement. He always gives me scrap wood to use in my DIY projects.
When I told him I wanted to make some cheese boards, he asked if I wanted wood slices to use. He has a good friend who owns a lumbar yard.
I did a little happy dance, as I LOVE wood slice projects.
But I had no idea he was planning to give me about a full trees worth! I have all different sizes and shapes, so get ready to see lots of tree slice projects coming up.
Next week I’ll be sharing a gorgeous coffee table with acrylic legs. Now let’s get to this cheese board.
- Wood slice
- Cutting Board Food Safe Mineral Oil
- Large Drawer Pulls
- Orbit Sander – I have this one.
- Sanding Discs – I used 80 & 120 Grit
- Sanding Sponge
Use a wire or nylon brush around the edges of the wood slice to remove any loose bark.
Use the orbit sander to make the wood slice nice and smooth. You can leave the bark on, or remove it so it has a live edge look.
Lightly dampen a soft cloth to remove any dust.
Prepare the wood by baking it in the oven, on a foil-lined baking sheet, on low at 200 degrees F for 45 minutes on each side.
Coat the wood slice with food safe mineral oil. The board will soak up the mineral oil, so you will need to add several coats. Let it dry overnight and add a final coat the next day.
Attach the handles.
I hope you enjoyed this holiday gift idea. Is this something you could see yourself making? If you don’t want to cut your own wood slice, you could also purchase them to save some time.
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- Wood Slice
- Wood Cutting Board Food Safe Mineral Oil
- Cabinet Drawer Pulls
- Damp Rag
- Random Orbit Sander
- Sanding Discs 80 & 120 Grits
- Prepare the wood slice by sanding it to a smooth finish.
- Use a brush to remove any loose bark.
- Remove any loose dust with a wet rag.
- Bake the wood in the oven at 200 degrees for about 45 minutes on each side.
- Allow to dry then cover with 2-3 coats of food safe mineral oil.
- Let dry overnight then add a final coat of mineral oil.
- Add the handles.
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