Works in WOOD

BY JERRY QUEBE

CUTTING/SERVING BOARDS

Jerry’s cutting and serving boards are made of local woods, including ash, curly oak, curly maple, birdseye maple, black locust, walnut and cherry.  Using the end grain and/or face grains with unique patterning, he configures the woods  to make designs that are unusual, interesting and beautiful.

Eschewing the usual finishing treaments for cutting boards, he has chosen a mixture of tung oil and citrus spirits.  The choice is labor-intensive–a full six weeks of drying and rubbing–but it yields a hard-wearing, food-safe surface.

The cutting boards can be cleaned with soap and water, wiped, and are best left to dry in a vertical position to prevent warping.