Kiss My Old Wooden Cutting Board Goodbye

Cracked Wooden Cutting Board

Cracked Wooden Cutting Board

It is that time!  You’ve been staring at your old wooden cutting board for months and have said to yourself “it’s time to replace it” but you haven’t done it yet.  Lack of motivation? Perhaps.  But nevertheless, I want to give you 3 good reasons why you want to get rid of that old board and replace it with something fabulous.

  1. If your board shows signs of cracking.  You definitely need to get rid of it.  Although wood is a natural fighter of bacteria, it can only combat them on the surface where there is air.  Beneath the surface and into the cracks, bacteria can live.  Yuck!
  2. If your board looks like it’s wet all the time.  That is NOT good.  That means your board is not drying up naturally.  This could cause it to crack or even break at the weak points.
  3. If your board looks like it has been cut up too much.  Signs of knife marks throughout the board.  It’s time.  Although, you can still salvage it but taking a fine sand paper and just sanding off the surface area which is where the knife marks are.
Chalk board made from an old wooden cutting board

Chalk board made from an old wooden cutting board

Motivated now!  I hope so.  If your cutting board means a lot to you, repurpose it. Sometimes, making it into something else other than what is it can be appreciated more in the future.  Like a chalk board.

 

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