Friday, July 8, 2011
Vintage Bread Boards
All you need are some scrap pieces of hardwood, such as oak or maple (I used oak because that's what I had), a jig saw (and please wear safety goggles), sand paper, cordless drill and food grade mineral oil
If you happen to live near a cabinet making factory, like we do, they are usually happy to give you the scraps free of charge and they don't need to be very big scraps to make these. Each of mine are about 12 inches from the bottom to the top of the handle.
After that, I sanded down the edges to smooth 'em out and give 'em a worn look. I used 150 grit sandpaper. To make them look authentic, I drilled a hole through the handle. Wash them well and let dry completely, then re-sand, as the grain will raise a little from being wet. Do this a couple of times, then when smooth, coat heavily with mineral oil. Let that soak in well and wipe off the excess after about an hour. Done!
To wash, use warm soap and water and towel dry. NEVER put in the dishwasher. Re-coat with mineral oil occasionally if it looks like the wood is drying out and to keep them looking beautiful.
here. They're called rosewood condiment bowls, if anyone is interested.
And speaking of projects, my couch recovering dilemma has turned into a nightmare! Hopefully the nightmare will be over soon and I will have a pretty couch to show you in the near future. And I haven't forgotten about those shelves.....time has just been getting away from me lately! I promise to have them up soon! Happy Friday my friends!
Have a great weekend everybody! :)