i am new to woodworking. I bought a book at Lowes. It showed a little
butcher block with a drawer attached underneath I thought of making for
What would be the best material to make this from and how wood I find a
"food grade" stain for the butcher block? i thought of trying to match
my formica counter tops.
Would red oak work?
What is "salad bowl stain"
I wonder if I could just use a square marble tile for the cutting
Where is the best place to buy realy wood. I went to Lowes and was
disappointed at the wood selection and the price.
You could use a marble tile, but it will REALLY do a number on the edge of a
sharp knife. And the knife will scratch it to the point that you won't be
happy with it.
You could make a frame and put some of those plastic cutting boards in it,
then change the thing when it looks tacky.
Any finish on the market is safe once it has dried. A stain will look
pretty bad after it has been used for a while; probably not a good idea.
The traditional wood is sycamore, though maple is more common now.
I feel like an idiot. Here's what I meant to say:
Do you think Cypress would be a decent choice? I can get my hands on
some of that, but I don't know how appropriate it would be. It's pretty
solid stuff, and fairly water resistant, but I don't know if there is
any sort of chemical in there that would make food preparation
I wouldn't trust any of the wood stains to be food-safe. If you really want
to color it somehow, maybe you could experiment with some food coloring on
some scraps of the wood that you will be using for your project. If that
works and you are happy with it, then use it. There are several food-safe
clear finishes available, but I've never seen a food-safe wood stain that
was advertised as that. Every butcher block that I've ever seen was natural
"stryped" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
just made a lot of endgrain cutting boards (same a butcher block but
smaller). Use mineral oil as the finish 4 or 5 coats. flood the oil on the
whole block and let sit for 15 minute or more then flood it again.After the
last coat wipe off the excess and buff with a clean rag. As for the stain
none is needed if you use different woods in a pattern. Woods that I have
used successfully are hard maple,cherry,honey locust, beech,sycamore small
strips of walnut(some people have allergic reaction , no one I know has
though) stay away from the oily exotics.I just posted one on
hope this helps
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