Whether it's a holiday celebration or just a quiet night at home entertaining a few friends, you can serve your guests in style by making your own wooden charcuterie tray. After pricing numerous trays both in stores and online, I decided to make my own food safe tray and it was surprising easy to do and the cost was less than a trip to McDonalds! I was tempted to paint a design on the tray, but I fought the urge and made this a simple serving tray to use for any occasion.
I bought all my supplies at our local home improvement store. It took about 4 hours to complete from start to finish and much of that time was spent sanding. Since this was a new wood board, I applied 3 coats of wax following the manufacturer's directions. There are numerous finishing products available to make your serving tray both waterproof and 100% food safe. Many products need to cure before use which is why I chose to go with the Walrus Oil Wood Wax. It's easy to use and I can apply it to all my cutting boards, wooden utensils and butcher block kitchen items.