Make your cutting board NEW again by refinishing it!. Sand it and use mineral oil to seal it! It is that easy to do, and took no time at all!A few years ago, a friend of mine gave me a beautiful cutting board that he made.  I use this board multiple times a day. The top is now in really poor shape after so much use.  I wanted to restore the beauty of the wood, and bring it back its luster! It is made from a bamboo body with walnut edges. I decided to refinish my cutting board, which was extremely easy to do  Now, my board has a beautiful surface once again!, It is hygienically restored as well. Although the board was cleaned and sanitized after each use, wood cutting boards tend to host bacteria.  Refinishing the surface is one of the only definite ways to rid it of such contaminates. So now I am ready to whip this board out and cut up some yummy foods! 

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Here’s what you need:

Here’s what you do:

  1. Wrap a sheet of 60-120 grit sandpaper around a block of wood.  This allows you to sand more evenly than using the paper alone. I use gloves so my hands don’t get scratched. Sand WITH the grain of the wood so you don’t scratch the wood. Sand until you don’t see any more scratches or cuts on the surface.Make your cutting board NEW again by refinishing it!. Sand it and use mineral oil to seal it! It is that easy to do, and took no time at all!
  2. Use a rag to clean the sand debris off.
  3. Sand your cutting board with a 220 grit sheet sandpaper. 220 grit paper is very fine and will make the surface of the cutting board smooth.  Once again, clean all the dust and particles from the wood with a rag.
  4. Wash the sanded board in hot, soapy water. Allow to dry completely.
  5. Once the board has completely dried, rub it with Butcher Block and Cutting Board Oil.  This is a special, food grade mineral oil, that will seal the wood and bring out the natural colors.  Let the oil soak in and repeat, until the wood cannot absorb any more oil! Use a rag to wipe and buff the board between applying the oil.Make your cutting board NEW again by refinishing it!. Sand it and use mineral oil to seal it! It is that easy to do, and took no time at all!

Enjoy your clean, smooth, refinished cutting board!

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20 Comments on Refinishing a Cutting Board

  1. This is such an awesome tutorial, I am definitely pinning for later- than you for sharing.

    Would you mind if I share a text link to this tomorrow (I link to things I like each Friday).

    I stopped by from Whimsy Wednesday.

    • Hey Jessy! Thanks so much for stopping by! I would love if you linked to my post! Thank you so much.I visited your blog and I absolutely adore it. I loved the baked French toast. I will definitely be making that this weekend! Mind if I link to you?
      Have a great day!

  2. That a great tutorial…I have several cutting board that have seen better days, I have not idea it was so easy to bring them back to life. We would love for you to share with us at Party in Your PJs, our weekly link party

    • Thank you so much! I would love to share at your site! Thanks for the info! See you there!

  3. OMGosh–it turned out beautifully! Such a great idea; I appreciate the info. I just bought a butcher block at a garage sale today and was wondering how to season it. Now I know 🙂

  4. Wonderful tutorial! I will be featuring your post at our next Brag About It Link Party! Hope you can stop in. Party starts Monday at Midnight! Have a great week and thank you for sharing your post with us!

  5. Ok, this seems way to easy. I never thought about resanding my cutting board. Sometimes you need to be hit with an idea. Great idea. Next time I take out my sander, I will also sand my cutting board thanks.

  6. Great post! I’ve got two older cutting boards that need a restoration – now I’ve got a summer project to look forward to! Thanks for sharing on Funtastic Friday! 🙂

  7. Hi Tara! I love this. I have so many wooden cutting boards that could do with refinishing. I didn’t even really know it was a ‘thing’ I could do. You’re so clever. Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays each week. I love all of your projects. I’m featuring this one at tomorrow’s party.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

  8. What a nifty DIY post! I am so delighted that you shared Refinishing a Cutting Board with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party!Thank you so much for sharing your gems and for your support! All the best, Deborah