What Can You Do With That Scrap Butcher Block?

I ended up with a lovely chunk of wood from the sink cut-out of my new butcher block counters, so I came up with this fast and easy DIY project.
I decided to make a serving board out of the scrap butcher block from my kitchen renovation. The first step was to add handles and feet, so I spray painted small wooden bun feet and chunky industrial handles with oil rubbed bronze.
Once I attached everything, I thought it looked a little plain - so I added some jute to the handles.
It came out great!
This will make a terrific base for seasonal centerpieces – I could pile it with pumpkins and gourds in the fall and pine boughs and pine cones for the holidays. Maybe just a mass of ivory pillar candles in different heights? I can picture a lot of different scenarios.

But this one is my favorite:
Since I treated the wood with mineral oil only, it's safe to pile food directly onto the board.
Anyone else getting hungry? :-)

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Julie Briggs
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