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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Reclaimed Wood Breadboard


I have been drooling over this breadboard for a while now.
It's from the Miss Mustard Seed blog, one of my favorites!
She's so fun and inspiring and I love her style.

When my son Taylor decided a few months ago that he wanted
to get into working with reclaimed wood, I knew exactly
what I wanted him to make for me!




I sent him a picture and he brought over a gorgeous big old
heavy piece of oak.  It looks like it was a wide stair tread or
part of a barn in it's former life.  I drew the pattern I wanted
with chalk and he cut it out and gave it all a good sanding.




I gave it one coat of Miss Mustard Seed's Hemp Oil
and this is how it turned out!  Isn't it cool?



I've already requested a small one to layer with it, maybe
in a lighter color.  I'm thinking clear furniture wax instead
of the oil will give the lighter contrast I want.

He's eventually going to open an etsy store
and when he does, I'll be sure and let you know!





46 comments:

  1. Oh boy, do I like that board. It has so much character. Coupled with the vintage tureen makes a beautiful setting.

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    1. See why I've been drooling over them for so long? Yes, I love all the wear and character of that wood. People try to distress wood to make it look old but it just doesn't look the same!

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  2. Wonderful! I guess that artistic gene got him too!!
    Enjoy!!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Yes, I think so! :) And the entrepreneur gene, too!

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  3. Sorry, but I don't like it as a usable item. This is the first time I disagree with you, I think it's very ugly and unhygienic, probably riddled with all sorts of bacteria. I wouldn't like to eat any bread that's been cut up on that!

    Now, if it's purely ornamental, then yes, it does have a certain amount of charm and would look very nice hanging from a branch of the crabbie tree!

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    1. Very ugly? hmm.

      It's not a cutting board.....

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    2. You don't have to like it. I'll still love you regardless. :)

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    3. Over here in the mother country we tend to use a chopping board for veggies etc, and one for cutting and chopping raw meat, also a bread board for just slicing the bread. I just assumed that you cut the bread and rolls on your new toy (!), but I was corrected by a friend who told me that in the Colonies you just place the already cut bread on a "bread board" to display it?

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    4. It's more for serving, but it not directly on the wood if you didn't sanitize it. It's more like a decorative tray that would hold a plate of bread..or some other food. It was sanded down to the clean wood and the hemp oil I used was 'food grade', so it would be ok to use it that way, but I prefer it to be decorative.

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  4. Oh my this is gorgeous. Yeah for Taylor what a great hobby and business too. I think a layered one lighter will be beautiful together. Love it!!

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    1. It's been kind of fun because we can get him tools for gifts! (and benefit from them, too! ha.)

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  5. Well done Taylor! And well done you for pointing him in the right direction. Really nice chopping boards and bread boards sell for high prices. Could be a profitable hobby. Do you think he could learn to cut piggies?

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    1. Yes, he could cut piggies! He has a jigsaw...can cut any shape. I told him pigs would sell very well. And he could use the proper wood to make food safe cutting boards, too. I can see them selling very well!

      Hey...you owe me a crisp wish list! :)

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    2. You're right. I got sidetracked by life. Will try to get back to you v soon. :) or whatever one writes these days!

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  6. That is so cool! Good job Taylor!

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    1. I think it would be great as a tray for a centerpiece on the table, too. Lots of ways to display it. So fun!

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  7. Wow...I love it! Taylor is very talented. Must run in the family : ) Let us know when he opens his Etsy shop.

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    1. I'll let you know....I'll have to shop, too! ha.

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  8. What a talented family you are . . . you can see Taylor is your son ~ looks fabulous and what a pair . .
    Could say very Zesty with son and Betsy in etsy . . . lol

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    1. I think Lauren has a few things she wants him to make, too! :)

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  9. A great job indeed
    There at your feed
    He must get it from you
    Now you'll have rival etsy's at your zoo lol

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    1. haha...I won't give him any competition
      with his wood working rendition.
      But if he starts making jewelry,
      things could get squirrely. haha...

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    2. hahaha maybe wifey poo will
      then you'll have to send her a bill

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  10. OMG!!! You are speaking my love language! I love, love, love your breadboard and Miss Mustard Seed's, too. Great job, Taylor!

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    1. Isn't it cool? It turned out even better than I thought. Can't wait to use it, but I enjoy just seeing it on the counter like that!

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  11. It really did turn out great. Taylor will be looking for old wood everywhere. I use to cut out farm animal shapes on old wood. I did a rooster that was very difficult. The running horse pattern from the oldies is a good one for wood.

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    1. Those are both great ideas for shapes. The possibilities are endless really. He's already made and sold shapes of states in the last few months and they turned out great!

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  12. Uh-oh... another Brock shop? I will be drained for sure! This is both handsome and beautiful. Well done, Taylor. Displaying it with the tureen is perfect.

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    1. haha...actually, he already has one for vintage board games! But he wants a separate one for his woodworking.

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  13. Good work Tyler. Woodworking is something that can be a life long joy. I love the breadboard. Miss Mustard Seed is one of my favorites too!
    She is an artist.

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    1. She really is an artist. I'm inspired every time she posts. And I loved her booth at Lucketts...wish I could have gone..and I would have if it had been closer to me!

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  14. Really beautiful! He did a great job!

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    1. He really did! I was super happy with it!

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  15. Hi Betsy - clever Taylor .. and how wonderful he could fulfil Mum's love of matured and reclaimed wood ... enjoy using it ... or will it sit like my two bread boards from South Africa and hang on my wall .. never to be sullied?! Yellow wood and Ebony ... they look lovely ... but are useless unless I use them sometime ... when - I have no idea ... cheers Hilary

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    1. The colors of your two sound exactly like what I want! They would be beautiful hanging on a wall!

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  16. The board is so beautiful!!!!!
    Have a great day

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    1. Thanks, Manu! I can see one of your beautiful desserts displayed on this!

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  17. Beautiful board! In deed I would think that hemp oil will make it darker color, maybe sunflower oil if you would like a lighter shade. I think the contrast of two diff colours will be beautiful! Great job Taylor! There is something so beautiful when working with wood, dont you think? My cousins husband works with wood and I love the smell of his workshop when visiting with them. Have a wonderful summer Betsy, I will be back in September.

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    1. Taking a holiday? Have a lovely summer and don't forget to say hello when you come back!

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  18. He really is very talented it. It came out great!

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  19. Really nice work. Woodworking is such a great skill!

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    1. The possibilities are endless, really....Lauren is really going to love it!

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  20. That's so gorgeous, clearly he has inherited your flair for craft.

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