White cutting board, this board was roughened, distressed on the top then sanded so it feels "smooth" although rough texture, to the touch. This side was prepped and coated with Canadian made Fusion Mineral Paint which has no toxic fillers and is a ZERO VOC product. Once cured, it was distressed to give it a lovely worn look as if it has served numerous holiday and family gatherings and to instill the cherished memory of "headin' home"
The bottom side has left with a natural finish for cutting or prepping food and has been prepped smooth as silk, larger natural cracks or knot holes, if present, were sealed with a vegetable based resin, soaked in all natural food safe Canadian made Hemp Oil, allowed to set, burnished with ultrafine grit to prep for use.
Beautiful way to display for holidays, use as a serving board, or serve up a wonderful spread of mixed goodies on it as a charcuterie board or food platter.
These locally sourced short ends of Maple wood are similar to what our grandfather's might have collected and then crafted, in his workshop using hand tools, for our grandmother as a thoughtful Christmas or holiday gift when resources where limited, She in turn after the holidays, would have spruced it up a little to her liking with a generous coat of handmade "paint", often the paint made by folks of that era, was of inferior-quality pigments ground in glue size and sometimes thinned with beer or whisky, and it disintegrated over time. She would have left the bottom unfinished for food prep.
Maple is a hardwood and is well suited to be used as a cutting/food prep board or is equally at home serving up Charcuterie plates of soft cheese, veggies and prepared cold cuts. If serving food on the "painted" side it is recommended to use parchment paper for ease of cleanup and if concerned about the painted surface.
We worked hard to replicate the handcrafted look and feel of this very special board by trying not to over work the shape and finish working with and around the natural blemish's or defects to try to keep it looking like a board that came out of a handcrafted workshop. This unique board will be equally at home in an ultra chic penthouse, or a small apartment multipurpose decor, all way to a rustic cabin overlooking a wilderness lake.
Natural cupping and fine cracks is perfectly normal with any type of wood board and will not affect the integrity of the board and could enhance the authentic look. Make sure and pick up a Crawford Creek Board Butter with your order to help keep your gorgeous new board in top notch condition!
**NOTE: Your board will look similar but not identical to the board shown in the photo. If you are interested in the exact board you will receive please message us and we will send you a photo of your board and wait for verification prior to shipping.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFO: Board Safety: As with any painted surface we don't recommend to place any food in direct contact with any painted surface, should you decide to serve on the painted side, simply place parchment paper down first and the food on top plus much easier to clean up afterwards. Here is the link to Fusion Mineral Paint's website for you to research and see if it is right for your needs: https://fusionmineralpaint.com/ You'll probably have to copy and paste the address to check it out.
Smooth, natural side is finished with all natural Hemp Oil and is safe for food contact.
All measurements are approx. 8 7/8" (23 cm) wide x 14 1/8" (37cm) long x 3/4 - 1" (2.25 - 2.75cm) thick
Weight. Approx. 3 #'s
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