I made this food platter board using tassie oak and decking timber, I am not sure what type it is, but it was bought from Bunnings, very dense and hard to machine, I know it’s not merbau, next time I go to Bunnings I’ll find out what it’s called, I originally bought it for a planter box. The food platter was cut and hand planned before gluing, I used Titebond 3, this glue is water resistant, u then clamped all the pieces of timber together and let it dry overnight. I then used a small router with a flat 22mm router bit to plane each side, top and bottom face, then proceeded to sand the board, I also beveled the edges to make it easier to lift the board, once fully sanded, using different grades of sandpaper, I wet the board and let it dry, then reds fed with fine grit sandpaper, this was done to allow the fibres to raise when wet. Finally I gave the board two coats of grape seed oil, let it soak overnight, then a coating mixture of beeswax and coconut oil.
Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @JoeAzza. It's fabulous to have you join us and many thanks for contributing your project.
That's a fantastic looking chopping board and I really like the design. It's wonderful that you have included the details of construction as I trust any members looking to make one for themselves will appreciate it.
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