How To Make a DIY Charcuterie Board
Create this high-end looking charcuterie board with beginner tools and easy-to-find materials.
Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Ratings and prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication.
A half day
IntroductionCreate this high-end looking charcuterie board with beginner tools and easy-to-find materials.
- Electric sander with 80-grit and 220-grit (or higher) sandpaper
- Lint-free rag
- Butcher block oil
- Close-grain hardwood board
Project step-by-step (4)
Draw the shape and design
- Start with a close-grain hardwood board with a minimum thickness of 3/4-in., and minimum width of eight inches. Walnut, maple and cherry are good choices and cost roughly $20 to $30 per board.
- Draw the charcuterie board shape on your piece of wood. Minimum recommended dimensions are an 8-in. x 12-in. rectangle with a 2-in. x 5-in. handle, though this board can be made in various sizes.
- Creative and non-uniform shapes are encouraged with this type of project.
- Trace around the rim of a glass or cup to add uniform curves near the handles and edges of the design.
Lauren Comer for Family Handyman