How to take care of your new cutting board...video coming soon
When you first get your cutting board home, I recommend that you put on a coat of mineral oil on both sides, and let it sit over night. All of my cutting boards are all "seasoned" before they leave my shop. But, I still recommend you oil it anyway. The mineral oil seals the pores of the wood so water and food don't get in the pores. Don't use vegetable oil or olive oil because they can go rancid.
I've had many costumers tell me that they are too pretty to cut on. I have some that hang them on a wall, but these cutting boards are meant to be used. They are reversable, so cut on one side and show the other. I call them functional pieces of art. When you do use them you will eventually see small scratches on them. A quick sanding with fine grit sand paper ( 220 grit and higher) and then putting some mineral oil on it will make your board look like new again.
You can get mineral oil from hardware stores it will be called butcher block oil, salad bowl oil or cutting board oil. That is if you want to spend $7.00 on up, I recomend you go to a pharmacy and buy mineral oil, it will be in the laxative section of the store. It is the exact same stuff called butcher block oil, and only cost about $1.50.
Please do not put them in a dishwasher or in a puddle of water on the counter, they will split and warp. If they split, call me, I may be able to fix it. I have many times before. If it warps, put it in a position that air can get to both sides and in a day or two it will be back to normal. If you have any questions, please call or e-mail me. My phone number is on every cutting board I sell.