I found this wood serving board at TJ Maxx for $6, and I loved the shape but wasn’t a fan of the engraved flowers. Here are more details on how I sanded it down, what tools I used, etc.
- power sander - sandpaper sanding discs - clamps - cutting board oil
I set up a work surface outside (we use a Bora centipede that folds up) and clamped the wood serving board to the table as tightly as I could get it.
Then, attach the sanding disc to your sander and get to it. Depending on how deep the engraving is, you may be sanding for a while.
If you’re just dealing with removing surface scratches, pen marks, etc., it won’t take more than a few minutes. But for a deep engraving like mine, it’s going to take more effort.
I can’t remember exactly how long I actually spent sanding, but it was under 30 minutes for sure. So still not that long considering.
Although the engraved design was only at the bottom of the serving board, I had to sand the entire surface. To avoid having an uneven surface in the end.
Once the sanding is complete, Wipe it down and use cutting board oil all over the board to give it a nice seal. Let it dry (I would say at least 24 hours to be safe), and then it’s ready to use.