Heck no!!! I don't us any sort of soft wood for a cutting board and if you do, don't use anything treated.
Western Red Cedar here. I also vote no to the treated wood on anything that could be near food, including a picnic table.I wouldn t use PT for a raised veggie garden so definitely not a cutting board.
A neighbor of mine found out he had a brain tumor started behind his nose. The doctor told him it was most likely from sawing pressure treated wood as he was building decks etc with it. Some nasty stuff. Though I have another neighbor that I wouldn't mind gifting him a pressure treated cutting boardGreen PT lumber was that color from being impregnated with CCA - Chromated Copper Arsenate. Arsenic isn t flushed from the body and when you reach your lifetime total dose limit, you die.
CCA treated sawdust is considered HAZMAT and cannot be left on site when building playgrounds, etc.
Sawdust is all endgrain and endgrain leeches rapidly. Just like it would in a cutting board.
The FDA also requires "tight grain" like hard maple and not the spongy pores of pine.
Having been informed of the risks in a public forum you would be remiss to use it.
but hey welcome to lumber jocks.NO!!!! AS STATED ALREADY. sorry for yelling…....nooooooooooo!!!!! but hey welcome to lumber jocks.
I cook a lot. There isn't a meal prepared in my house that doesn't touch a wood cutting board.Wood should not be used for a cutting board on any account. Even a bread board. Bacteria gets into the cuts. It may not be as pretty, but HDPE or Acrylic is all that should be used as they can be cleaned with soap and hot water. ( A DW is safest)
Yea, yea, yea, we are woodworkers. We love our segmented bowls, cheese boards, and the like. But keep them ornamental or at the most just for serving. Salmonella does not care about aesthetics.
He's a good buddy….you should hang out with him more often.A buddy of mine told me not to use treated pine for cutting boards, and things you use in food.