First cheeseboard

The first of the cheeseboards has been finished and gifted. Gosh, that took a long time – remember when I started back in February? I gathered all the pretty-looking firewood that I’d set aside from our epic tree harvest and splitting, and took those logs to a woodworking friend with some really great equipment, who cut them down into boards for me and planed them all to the same height. I could never have done this without his help.

This is what we started with:

And this is the first of the finished projects:

After gluing, and planing, and sanding, and sanding, and sanding… and then sanding, and sealing, and more sanding, and repeat a few times a day over the course of a couple weeks…

It came out just perfect. I wish you could see it gleam and feel the slick satin of the hand-rubbed finish.

It was gifted as a wedding present to some good friends of ours, who are fashionable foodies and love good cheese even more than they love presentation. (Wish I’d gotten a picture of the wrapping; I used a rustic brown paper with a handmade look, tied it with a jute cord and added a big rose made of burlap, with a letterpress card. I thought it complemented it perfectly, even though it wasn’t the important part.)

I can’t wait to finish and photograph the others.

3 Responses to “First cheeseboard”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    hey that turned out really nicely!

  2. Sam Says:

    Where did you go? 😥

  3. Diana Guillermo Says:

    Ha ha! I’m just getting this mid-december… my WP site needs upgraded (I think it’s from like 2003?) and I’m stiiiiilllll waiting on my husband to help me fix it so I can blog again. Plus, I got some very hurtful, kind of explosively rage-tastic commentary on one of my posts and it just kind of completely turned me off to blogging for a long time. Then google reader went kaput and I stopped reading blogs altogether… which made me forget about blogging… but now I want to get back into it! And I’m still waiting on that system upgrade. 😛

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