Scrap Wood & Resin Charcuterie Board

Olivia O'Hern
by Olivia O'Hern
9 Materials
30 Hours

So for the past few years, I have been obsessed with resin, watching people create and bring so many amazing things to life, tables, chairs, you name it. I wanted to make my own! Luckily, I stumbled across a scrap piece of Brazilian Cherry in the shed, and I immediately knew I needed to make a cheeseboard.

First I planned out the shape for the board and sketched it onto the piece of wood. I used the cap of a prescription bottle to draw out my rounded corners.

Then I used a bandsaw to cut the shape out of my piece of wood.

I put my board back up on the band saw and cut it in half. I took each half and started slowing cutting bits out of each side creating an open section in the middle.

Then it was time to bring out the belt sander. I used it to quickly knock down the sharp, rough edges created by the bandsaw and add more depth to the board.

Some of the spots I had created were too small for the big sander, so I pulled out the handy dandy Dremmel to smooth out those tight spaces.

I took those two pieces and placed them on a melamine board and secured them and their perimeter with hot glue to prevent leaks.

I used a   mixed with a little bit of blue pigment. 

It is best to keep the pour in one place and let the resin level itself out, I also like to use my Wagner heat gun to help minimize bubbling. Let the resin cure for 24 hours. If it is completely dry it should pull away from the melamine easily.

I started with a sander and some 600 grit sandpaper before moving on to 1000-grit in only vertical strokes, and then 1500-grit in horizontal strokes to get the best possible polish.

Grab a rag and with a few drops of Mineral oil and some elbow grease, you have a beautiful, rich charcuterie board.

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  • Shonie Mitchelson Shonie Mitchelson on Sep 19, 2019

    I believe this is beautiful, but is the resin food safe?

  • Darlene Yvonne Mowels Darlene Yvonne Mowels on Sep 19, 2019

    Can you cut on the resin? How safe is it for foods? Is it dishwasher safe??? It is beautiful

  • Terry Terry on Feb 24, 2021

    What caused the dark edging on the wood between it and the resin? I would want a clean edge of wood color next to the resin without the dark rim.

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  • Mary Porod Mary Porod on Feb 05, 2021

    I’m obsessed!!! So gorgeous!!! I worked with resin when I was a kid. Seeing your project reminds me of how much I enjoyed it. Great vision!