Board Care Instructions

Thank you for purchasing this unique item from Hughes Homestead, we hope you enjoy using it as much as we loved creating it.

Care instructions:

  • Wash with soap and water and scrub well.
  • Stubborn stains and odors can be treated with lemon juice or vinegar.
  • Dry immediately with a towel and let air dry standing up or in a rack with air flow.
  • Monthly or when the item feels dry apply oil (mineral oil, cutting board oil, or walrus oil).
    • Apply liberally and allow the oil to soak in a few hours or overnight
  • After applying oil always apply board butter (included with purchase).
    • Rub a small amount onto surface and buff in a circular pattern to form a protective coating.


  • Put item in dishwasher. Heat and moisture will warp and splinter the wood.
  • Let item sit in standing water.
  • Use bleach.
  • Place item flat to dry. This can cause warping and cracking due to uneven moisture release.

Board Butter can be purchased here.