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Posted on Iron Acetate on End Grain Cutting Board

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#1 posted 01-11-2015 07:48 AM

Thanks for the feedback, guys! For my “maiden voyage” cutting board, I’m going to keep it rather simple and plan to use some combination of oak, maple, walnut or cherry (depending on availability) for the bulk of the material but wanted to sparingly use something really dark or even black purely for aesthetics. I tested the iron acetate on some mahogany I had on hand and it darkened it quite dramatically. I had read that this metallic acid cocktail actually chemically alters the wood, as opposed to stains that only saturate the wood. I’ve also read that, with end grain boards, oils & other liquids can actually flow through the fibers to seep out on the other side. As I said, I’m new to this so I appreciate the opportunity to bounce these ideas off other members. I’m still in R&D mode right now, so I welcome any and all feedback or suggestions.


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