Read step by step instructions after the video.

Turn fallen tree trunks into elegant cutting boards with this how-to from "The Martha Stewart Show" crafter Hosanna Houser.

Resources: Howard Butcher Block Conditioner and all tools available at The Home Depot.

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What you need

Materials
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How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Cut tree into slabs ranging from 1 inch to 2 inches thick. Let wood dry out for approximately one month. Tip: Cut more slabs than needed in case some pieces split while drying.

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Step 2

Wear safety glasses while working with the slabs. Using a palm sander, sand with coarse (50-grit) paper. Finish sanding with a finer (120-grit) paper. Wipe off dust with a tack cloth.

Step 3

Use a clean, soft cloth to rub food-safe butcher block conditioner into wood. Let conditioner soak in for at least 20 minutes; wipe off excess and buff the wood to a nice sheen. Repeat as necessary, applying three to four coats of conditioner to season the surface.

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