A natural oil finish, this type of finish is used as a cutting surface and is food-safe.
The natural oil finish seals and protects the surface of the wood and unlike the
varnique finish, can be cut directly upon the surface. It is recommended to re-oil
the wood surface every 3-4 weeks depending on the amount of use and household
conditions. This maintenance keeps the wood surfaces from drying out and helps
preserve the wood fibers and extend its life over time. Natural oil finishes can easily
be sanded and re-oiled for a like-new appearance.
Natural Oil Finish
A smooth semi-gloss finish, this type of finish is used for aesthetic purposes or for
general food preparation tasks, including rolling dough, but you do not wish to cut
upon it directly for it will damage the varnique finish. This finish requires low main-
tenance and can be easily cleaned with mild soap and warm water and will not need
refinished or re-oiled. Varnique is also more resistant to water spotting and staining.
If varnique surface is cut, it will need to be resealed.
Made with 1.75” wide strips
of wood that can be full
length strips or finger jointed
(random lengths) glued to-
gether with the quarter sawn
face or edge grain up.
Made up of many little
squares of wood, cut
and stood on “end”.
Buyers Guide Information
John Boos & Co. gives you the option of choosing from a variety of base colors to fit your kitchens preference.
Choose from 13 different base colors. (Note: Finished product color may vary from actual color swatches.
Only specific products are allowed base color options.)
Choose Your Preferred Color Base Options!