Make a simple wood cutting board

Put your basic DIY skills to use by making this wood cutting board or cheese board. If you can get your hands on a nice piece of hardwood, this cutting board will last a lifetime. Teak is the best hardwood to use for a cutting board as the wood contains tectoquinones, components of natural oily resins that repel moisture, fungi, warping, rot and microbes.



This simple DIY project from / shows how you can make a wood cutting board or cheese board for your kitchen.



You will need a nice piece of hardwood for this project, as well as a jigsaw, sanding paper and grape seed oil to finish it off. It's a great beginner project for anyone starting out in DIY and you can practice your cutting skills at the same time.

Wood has some advantages over plastic in that it is somewhat self-healing; shallow cuts in the wood will close up on their own. Wood also has natural anti-septic properties.[1]

Hardwoods with tightly grained wood and small pores are best for wooden cutting boards. Good hardness and tight grain help reduce scoring of the cutting surface and absorption of liquid and dirt into the surface. Wood boards need to be cared for with oil (mineral oil or grape seed oil) to avoid warping, and should not be left in puddles of liquid.