Wood cutting boards are a great tool in the kitchen. According to woodsharpeningsupplies.com, wood is the best cutting surface to keep your knives sharp. With proper care, a wood cutting board can last more than a decade. Cutting boards can be made of a solid piece of wood, such as cherry, or created by fusing two woods together to create a design.
Set your cherry wood board on the table saw's table and measure out the exact size you desire. Mark the measurements with a carpenters pencil.
Put on your safety glasses, gloves and mask and cut the board to your specifications.
Trade out the saw with an edge router and round the edges of the cutting board.
Sand down the top and sides with a power sander and a 220-grit sanding disc until it is smooth to the touch. Always sand with the wood's grain to avoid creating splinters.
Flood the cutting board with mineral oil and let it sit for 15 minutes. Rub off any excess oil after the 15 minutes. Repeat this process after 24 hours.
Place a pot on the range top and set the heat to low. Pour 2/3 cup of mineral oil into the pot and add 1/3 cup of beeswax. Remove from the heat once the wax melts and apply the wax and oil mixture to the board. Leave this to sit overnight and re-apply again.
Buff off the remaining wax/oil mixture with a cotton cloth, and your board is ready to use.