Mesquite is found here in the Sonoran desert and is know for its rugged appearance full of knots, splits, worm holes and bark pockets. Major cracks have been filled in with black resin to bring out the natural flecks of black gain in the wood. Other minor non threatening holes and characteristic features were left raw and open for an epic rugged appearance.
Finish: This is finished with a food safe sealant made of linseed oil and beeswax.
Care: Hand-wash your handmade wooden board with a mild soap and warm water. Wipe dry by hand and allow it to dry upstanding. Never allow your board to sit in water, aka dishwasher or filled sink. Your beautiful board can split or crack under those conditions. White vinegar or lemon can be used to disinfect and remove smelly odors.
Note* After your first wash the board may feel fuzzy. This is normal! With use, the fuzzy surface will eventually wear off and will become smoother.
Maintaining: Use a food-safe or mineral oil to polish your board when it starts to look dry. This helps maintain its beautiful finish, prevents cracking and protects the grain against bacteria and helps repel water.