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Forum topic by FlanelLover posted 07-19-2010 04:09 PM 1851 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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FlanelLover

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07-19-2010 04:09 PM

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What are the safe woods for a cutting board? Or is the finish all that I need to keep it food safe?


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#1 posted 07-19-2010 08:21 PM

Something hard and very small “pores”. Walnut, Maple and Bamboo are used often. As for the finish, I like just plain 100% pure mineral oil- found in the laxative section of the grocery store.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 07-19-2010 08:32 PM

Try doing a search on this site. I know it has been covered before.
Also, try this:
www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/wood-allergies-and-toxicity/

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#3 posted 07-20-2010 12:50 AM

I just stay away from the exotics. Virtually any domestic wood is safe.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 07-20-2010 01:00 AM

I use exotics as accents all the time. No problems with them as far as I know.

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#5 posted 07-20-2010 03:06 AM

Greetings Flannel,

When I make a cutting board, there are basically four types of wood I use: Walnut, maple, Purpleheart, and cherry….. These seem to be the woods that most of us here on LJs use…..Lots of mineral oil…..

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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