Bought a new butchers block chopping board but wood is raw. Questions on sanding and treatment
Hi there! Completely new to anything DIY so please bear with my ignorance.
I bought a new butchers' block chopping board online and it arrived today but it looks completely raw, like the manufacturer had just cut the piece, brushed off some sawdust and shipped it. The surface is still a bit rough and grainy and there's fine sawdust stuck on my fingers after handling it.
So a few questions about treating it before use:
- What level of grit sandpaper(s) do I need to use? I know I have to work up from rough to finer grit sandpapers, but I'm unsure of where to start.
- Dumb question, but how do you clean the sawdust off after sanding. Is it OK for me to wash it off under running water?
- Articles I've read online suggest using food grade mineral oil, but it may be hard to find where I live. Does regular cooking oils work?
Thank you in advance!
Submitted May 20, 2021 at 02:34AM by jaslow
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