Using simple hand tools to carve the wood, each piece is unique and one of a kind. Each piece is sanded multiple times for a silky smooth finish and then oiled with a homemade beeswax/mineral oil blend. The boards are designed to be used as serving boards but may also be used as a cutting board. If you choose to cut on the boards with a sharp knife, consider using one side for cutting and the other side for serving. The care for each piece is simple: Wipe clean after each use with a damp, soapy cloth. Do not place in the dishwasher or leave sitting in water. Occasionally re-oil your piece with a food safe oil such as coconut oil, mineral oil or a beeswax/mineral oil blend. Wood gets more beautiful with age...use often!!