Board Care


With proper care, your Live Edge Boards from Tuckahoe Hardwoods will last a lifetime. Follow these simple instructions to keep your board looking beautiful and to extend the lifespan of your board. You can also download our printable PDF guide to ensure your boards stay looking like new!

Tuckahoe Board Care

If you have any questions on board care, please feel free to contact us here at Tuckahoe Hardwoods and we will be happy to help. Enjoy your real wood cutting board from Tuckahoe Hardwoods!


Board Care Process

1. Hand Wash for Best Results

Boards should never soak in water. This can cause them to warp or crack. Simply wash your board with warm soapy water and dry it off. You should wash both sides of the board when you wash it. Getting just one side of a wood board wet can cause one side to warp over time. While our boards will survive a dishwasher, we do not recommend it for longevity.

2. Dry Your Board Thoroughly

After washing, dry the board thoroughly. It is best to store the board either hanging or standing on edge, so both large sides get completely dry. Make sure you store your board in a dry area, not on a wet countertop, as it will not allow the wood to dry properly.

3. Oil Your Board

We use Tuckahoe Hardwoods food grade mineral oil on our boards, and recommend this be applied frequently, based on the amount of use. Your board needs a coat of oil when it starts to look dry or the grain does not look as beautiful. The mineral oil both keeps the board looking great and keeps the wood from drying out. Food grade mineral oil is the preferred oil for this, as it is food safe, inexpensive and will not go rancid as some other oils can. Apply the oil evenly to the entire board with a lint-free microfiber cloth. You do not need enough oil to puddle on the board - just enough to coat the board. Let the oil soak in and dry for 3-4 hours hanging or standing on edge, just as when you wash and dry it normally.