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Irish Oak Cheeseboard

cheese cheese board crafts oak wood

After being forced indoors today thanks to hurricane Rachel, I decided to do something with an off-cut gnarly piece of seldom found Irish oak. It was taken from a wind fall trunk I came across a few years ago and had sawn up. Extremely tough stuff and hard to work with but with a bit of patience, and the acceptance that it never “finishes up” like beech, you do get very pleasing results. Sealed it with a type of chestnut oil specifically used for wood in contact with food. I’ve messed around with making a few chopping boards, knife blocks...

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