Bread Board #1
Bread boards have such a fun history. What we forget in the modern day is how expensive furniture used to be. A single dresser could be nearly 3 years in wages. Families saved for decades to buy furniture which would be passed on for generations.
When furniture finally kicked the bucket, they were always recycled. One of the ways they were recycled involved making the furniture pieces into "bread boards." They were called bread boards because the wide plank of the furniture inherently made the cutting boards very big. Because of the width, often, it was the only board big enough to fit a fresh, full loaf of bread.
The traditional storage method of these cutting boards is to leave them out and simply lean them against your backsplash when not in use.
We hand made these boards from a vintage hutch we recycled. The wood is an amazing hard wood called box elder wood which is not common.
These are completely food safe. They were sanitized and then 5 layers of homemade furniture wax was applied. Like any quality, wood cutting board. You should use and oil this board generously to keep it hard and beautiful!
Dimensions: 17" x 20" (this is a very large cutting board great for serving or daily use)
Please note: I am recreating bread boards in the traditional way in which they were made - these are not antique although the wood is from the 60s.