When we threw our Summer Garden Party, I found myself wishing that we had wooden things that we could use for the cheese platters that would also give various heights to the table – all the cutting boards we used were the same height. I decided I wanted a chunky block for such an occasion and I just finally got around to making one – with a geometric twist of course. If you have the right tools already, this takes about 20 minutes to make!
What you need:
-Block of hardwood or log (I used maple)
-Butcher block conditioner
How to make it:
-If you can’t buy a chunk of wood big enough, find a dried out log and use a chain saw to cut it down to a workable size.
-Use a miterbox saw to cut chunks off giving it a geometric/gem feel. I didn’t plan out how I was going to cut it, just started cutting and made adjustments as I went.
-Use a belt sander to smooth out each of the sides that you cut.
-Use butcher block conditioner all over the cheese block.
-Now throw a party and have this beauty on your table!
And when it’s not holding cheese, it makes a great paperweight or coffee table centerpiece!
Now I need to go pack up my car and head out! Any amazing places I should visit while I’m in Nashville this week? You can stop by and check in on my roadtrip over on IG: @caitlinsheree.