How to Make a Pastry Board
Tip: Use alternating varieties of wood for a unique look!
Cut & Glue Together
Note: When using a table saw, make sure you wear protective gear like wear goggles, gloves, ear protectors, and a dust mask.
Line up the rest of the wood pieces and arrange them alternatively according to their growth rings, while making sure their grain is in the same direction. Apply waterproof wood glue evenly along the edges of the boards. Carefully slide glued edges together and press the boards together. Repeat, until all the boards are glued together. Press the boards together with a bar clamp, and leave it to dry.
Once dry, align the top edge of the cut piece of wood with the top face of the board. The cut piece of wood will form an end cap that will keep the pastry board from sliding on a table or countertop. Glue the piece along the end of the board.
Use the sandpaper to round up the ends of the pastry board and end cap.
Apply the Finish
Wipe away any excess oil and buff the board to a low sheen. Allow the board to sit overnight and wipe away any oil that may seep back out.
Cleaning & MaintenanceThoroughly clean the pastry board after each use to kill any bacteria on the board. Use a moist cloth dipped in a mixture of two tablespoons bleach to one gallon of water. Always dry the board thoroughly before you store it. To extend the life of your pastry board, reapply mineral oil occasionally.
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