I'm obsessed with cast iron skillets and wooden cutting boards. Found these two beauties this weekend while thrifting. They were a bit stained and rough. But for $2 and $3 each, I was up to the task.
If you just need to deep clean the board, simply scrub it down using the cut side of half a lemon and coarse salt. Rinse with hot water and towel dry then stand to dry completely.
If the board is rough, like mine, you can break out sand paper. If you have one, a palm sander works like a charm. Start with a rougher grit, if necessary, and work down to a super fine grit.
Sophie does NOT like noisy things like vacuum cleaners, hair dryers and palm sanders.
After it's sanded, clean with dishwashing soap. Rinse with hot water and allow to dry completely.
Then add a little mineral oil and rub it in completely.
This may take a couple of applications until you see that it's evenly absorbed.
I don't hide these puppies. They're displayed proudly for all to see.
Kind of like my cast iron skillet. (another story for another day)
P.S. For regular maintenance:
Clean periodically using the lemon and coarse salt.
Allow to completely dry then...
rub with mineral oil.