DIY Wood Slice Cutting Board

Make an easy DIY Wood Slice Cutting Board. You simply need an old tree stump, sand paper, some mineral oil and a way (or someone handy) to cut the tree stump into slabs.
Once you have your tree stump cut into slabs, you’ll want to be sure to allow the slab to completely dry or cure first.
Once the wood is cured, you’ll want to sand the slabs. First, sand with coarse (50-grit) sandpaper, then with a finer (120-grit) sandpaper. Wipe off dust with a cloth.
Use a clean cloth to rub mineral oil into the wood slab. Janna says you can wait 20 minutes and then apply another coat. I’ve always applied the first coat, waited 24-hours and then applied my second coat. You may need to apply three or four coats to properly season the wood. But, trust me, you don’t want to skimp on this important step. Once you have applied your final coat of mineral oil, wipe off any excess and buff to a nice shine.
Pam @ The Birch Cottage
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  • Cre28529481 Cre28529481 on Jul 29, 2017
    Did you use mineral oil on the bark as well?

  • Cre28529481 Cre28529481 on Jul 29, 2017
    Did you use mineral oil on the bark as well? Will it help it from drying up and falling off?

  • Karen Karen on Oct 02, 2018

    what tool did you use to cut the wood? it looks perfectly even

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  • Smk1442994 Smk1442994 on Dec 27, 2015
    I love it !! Smaller ones would make nice coasters too. Thanks for sharing.

    • Pam @ The Birch Cottage Pam @ The Birch Cottage on Oct 03, 2018

      I’ve made wood slice coasters and the problem is if you cut them very thick, they probably need to be larger around. Also, because of exposure to sweating glasses, the wood tends to warp. So, it may be necessary to give them a protective finish. Good luck!!

  • Wendy Cochran Wendy Cochran on Jun 15, 2017
    Pam, Thank you for responding.