Protect Your Wood!

Your new hard wood board has already had the initial round of seasoning. But prior to first use, it is recommended to re-season the board again.

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How to season your wood

Step One

Using a paper towel or rag, apply a liberal amount of  Wood Lube to your board.

Step Two

Work the lube into the wood using a circular motion. Make sure the wood is fully saturated and be sure to work the wood lube into all surfaces – that means top, bottom and sides.

Step Three

Let the Wood Lube work its magic for at least an hour; for better results let it sit overnight. Then wipe the excess from the wood with a clean cloth.

Step Four

If there is no excess lube left to wipe off, apply more lube until the board has stopped soaking it up. Sometimes multiple applications are necessary with end-grain wood cutting boards

How to Maintain your Wood

Step One

You can wash your wood with Wood Wash, or if it fits in the sink, with soap and water when necessary; particularly after handling meat.

Step Two

Dry your wood with a clean dry towel to remove excess water and let it air dry by either placing it on your counter with the bumpers down (if they are installed) or in a drying rack. You want to allow for airflow on all sides.

Step Three

After your wood is dry, go through the seasoning process again with either Wood Lube, Wood Lotion or Wood Wax to ensure your wood is safe and protected. Feel free to do this a couple more times if you like, especially on old wood that hasn’t been used in a while and needs to be reconditioned again.*

*MorningWood Company recommends you lube and condition your wood whenever it’s starting to look dry, or about once a month. Don’t get caught with dry wood!

Don’t Mistreat your Wood!

Step One

Don’t ever lay your wet wood on an unprotected flat surface. This could cause it to warp (bend). Always place it on its side, on it’s bumpers, or a well-ventilated rack.

Step Two

Don’t put your wood in the dishwasher. Nothing good will come of it and you will more than likely have a splintered, dry board. NO BUENO!

Step Three

Don’t be lazy. Never leave your wood in a sink full of water. If you have a stain or odor, use white vinegar or lemon juice to help remove it. If you treat your wood right, it will bring you years of enjoyment.