How to Make a DIY Charcuterie Board
Make this easy and cheap charcuterie board in just one day with just one board
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Let’s put the word “charcuterie” on the list of words I will always have to think about how to say, before I actually say it…
Regardless of how many times I pronounce it wrong, I love a good charcuterie board spread!
They make outdoor parties, holidays, and family gatherings feel extra fun.
The only problem is I can never find a board that is long enough to really fit the table well.
This project was super simple and can be customized to whatever size works for you, plus it only uses one board.
Woodworking Charcuterie Board
-1x8x6 Pine Board
-Food Safe Wood Oil
-WORKPRO® 20V Pink Cordless Drill
WORKPRO® 1.6 Amp Electric Detail Sander
How to Make a DIY Charcuterie Board
Start by cutting your pine board down to size, for mine I went with about 48″.
You can make your board as long as you want, 48″ just seemed like a manageable size to me.
Next I traced the handle of a cutting board I already had onto the board.
This seemed like the simplest method to get the shape I wanted and y’all know I’m a fan of doing things the easy way.
Once I had it traced onto the board, I used my jigsaw to cut out the shape.
Use a fine blade for cutting out shapes and curves, the cut is much smoother.
After I had the handle shape I wanted, I sanded the entire board with 120/220 grit sandpaper.
Pro Tip: Lightly draw a squiggle line on the entire board, this will help you to sand the entire board evenly.
Once the board was sanded smooth I picked out my stain and got to work.
I went with a light white washed look for this board, but I might go back and stain the reverse side darker so that I can have both looks!
I applied a few layers of Pickled Oak and White Wash with a brush, wiping with a clean cloth as I went.
Once the stain was dry I decided to drill a small hole for twine on the handle of the charcuterie board.
I think it will look great hanging on the side of our tall kitchen cabinet, decor + storage in one!
Make sure to start with a smaller bit and drill a pilot hole to avoid any cracking.
Finally I finished off the charcuterie board with food safe oil.
Follow the directions for application, mine required 2-3 coats and needed to dry overnight.
DIY Charcuterie Board Reveal
I don’t think I have ever had a project go so smoothly!
This charcuterie board was so simple and cheap to make, no real woodworking skills required.
I definitely think I want to try the darker stain on the other side, what do you think?
Charcuterie Board Centerpieces
As soon as this Alabama weather started getting nice I had dreams of a small outdoor garden party.
It was the perfect time to break in our new charcuterie board!
I set up a sweet little outdoor tablescape with fruit, mini pies, and drinks.
For a special touch I got real Martha Stewart esque and cut some flowers from our garden for the place settings.
These garden tools are so cute and added a little extra something to the centerpiece!
Can you believe those moss napkin holders are still holding up?
I made those a couple of years ago out of shower curtain rings!
The whole thing was a breeze to put together and felt very whimsical.
Our toddler wasn’t digging the food options though so we decided to throw together a little S’more charcuterie board for him (and us 😉).
I tried to create some camping vibes with our new EverBrite LED Camping Lantern, I think he was into it!
Ideas for Charcuterie Boards
Here are some other great ways to use charcuterie boards:
-Pair with fresh bread/wine for a hostess or housewarming gift
-Family movie night with a candy and popcorn charcuterie board
-Hot cocoa charcuterie board with all the best toppings
-Pizza charcuterie board with different types of toppings and breadsticks
Just a few fun ways to use a charcuterie board!
Let me know what you think of this easy project and what your favorite type of charcuterie board is.