Revive an old cutting board in a few simple steps

Updated: March 18, 2019

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Refinish your kitchen cutting board with these simple steps.

What you’ll need for this project:

  • Screwdriver
  • Hand planer
  • Chisel
  • Wood glue
  • Clamps
  • Metal polish
  • Rags
  • Sandpaper, 60-220 grit (depending how smooth you want it)
  • Orbital or palm sander, optional
  • Butcher block mineral oil and conditioner

A note from Adam, our DIY expert:

This cutting board belonged to a good friend of mine whose dad who passed away when we were in high school. He said he’ll always remember his dad cutting Sunday roast beef dinners on this board. When I saw the condition it was in, I asked him if he’d let me try and refinish it. Luckily, it turned out beautifully and inspired this video! I’m going to surprise him with it at his wedding this summer. —Adam

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