We had enough leftover wood to build a set of cutting boards. I glued the planks together and then had the wood shop rip the block in half to create two thinner cutting boards. These are functional, but they could be prettier.
Instead of oiling them with linseed oil, like I did the counter top, I decided to use Olive Oil. I got the idea from a comment on one of our YouTube videos, where someone mentioned that he oiled a piece of wood with olive oil because it is food safe.
The olive oil was simply poured onto the surface of the wood and then spread around.
As I spread the oil, the grain just popped! It was so beautiful.
The end result is a set of beautiful cutting boards and two trivets that we can use for random things. I pictured us setting hot pots on them, Maddie envisioned us using them as cheese boards. The beauty of a pretty piece of wood is you can do anything you want with them because they are so versatile!