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DIY Dual Purpose Cutting Board

From following my blog you know how much I LOVE food and cooking, and everyone who knows the kitchen, knows kitchen tools are the key component to creating a great dish.  When it comes to food prep, a great cutting board is #1 on my list but if you have ever priced a fantastic board you know the great ones are the price of great shoes.  So a DIY was absolutely necessary!  For entertaining purposes, I decided to make one side of the board a complete cutting board and the other side a cutting/display board.  FYI cutting boards make perfect house warming gifts!

Pine Wood (available at a lumber yard or Home Depot)
Ruler/yard stick
Painters tape
Chalkboard paint
Paint Roller (mini)
Mineral Oil

Step 1- (I purchased a 8 ft x10x1.5 inch piece of wood) Cut your board down to a workable size and decide on the design you want the board to be.  Draw the design on the board and using a jigsaw, cut out the shape.  Tip: select pieces with character and imperfections, makes your board more unique

Step 2- Starting with a 60 grit sand paper, sand the edges and the rough spots of the board.  Finish off with a 220 grit sand paper to ensure the entire board is smooth.

Step 3-Using a food grade mineral oil, apply the mineral oil in four coats waiting 10 minutes between each coat.

Step 4- Draw a line to determine how much of the paint board you would like, I used a 18″x3″ space.

Step 5- Apply painters tape to the top of the line

Step 6- Using a mini roller, roll the chalk board paint onto the board.  Paint three coats, allow the paint to dry between each coat.