Frequently Asked Questions
Can you cut on the resin?
The short answer is yes, you can cut on the resin. It behaves just like any other durable plastic cutting board in that regard. However, it will leave cut marks. Some alternatives is to use thin plastic cutting sheets ontop of the board, designate only one side of the board for cutting, or lastly just take the time to sand out the cut marks if you want it to look new again.
How strong is the resin?
The resin is a strong, slow-curing resin. Once cured (after three days) it becomes stronger than the wood.
How do you sand the board to make it smooth again?
When the wood grain is exposed to water, it sometimes "pops" or becomes rough. I recommend sanding and oiling the board after the first two times it does this. After sanding down the "popped grain" it should stay smooth longer. Go to your local hardware store and ask them for 220 sand-paper and cutting board mineral oil. Just using your hand rub the sand-paper on the board until desired smoothness is achieved. Then pour on a few drips of mineral oil and rub in with a clean rag. The oil is food safe, so it is ok to do this step without gloves.
Do you do custom orders?
Yes! I'm constantly experimenting with designs of knives, charcuterie boards, lamps and earrings, and tables. If you have a creative expression that you'd like to see manifested with wood & resin, please contact me.