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OLIVE WOOD CHOPPING BOARDS

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Olive wood is very durable with striking patterns which make it an ideal choice of material for a chopping board.

As with maple trees, an olive tree has a limited life span as far as productivity is concerned, so when it’s no longer viable for bearing olives the wood can be recycled and put to use in many other ways.

The grain on olive wood is very impressive and can be brought out even more when a small amount of olive oil is rubbed into the surface.


Olive chopping boards can be bought in a range of different sizes and some very unusual shapes, making them ideal for someone who wants something a bit out of the ordinary in the their kitchen.

The olive tree is native to Asia, the Mediterranean and Africa and is very small in size.

It is often referred to in the Bible and has been cultivated for thousands of years for its wood, olive leaves, olives and olive oil.

Because of their attractive shapes some owners are quite happy to have their olive chopping boards hanging on the wall, in the same way you would display any other piece of art.

They really do have an appeal which sets them apart from some of the traditional shapes and sizes of boards available to buy.

Olive wood is extremely hard-wearing, however in order to keep it in prime condition is should be oiled on a regular basis.

As with other wooden chopping boards it should never be put in the dishwasher, due to its porous nature. Instead you should clean it thoroughly with a mild detergent of sanitising spray.

If you look after your olive chopping board carefully you will have an attractive feature in your kitchen for many years to come.

Every olive board has its own individual hand-carved shape, meaning each one is unique and not restricted to the standard sizes associated with most plastic boards and other synthetic products. This has particular appeal to anyone who likes to stand out from the crowd.

The rugged, yet elegant, appearance of an olive cutting board looks particularly at home in a rustic farmhouse kitchen. The red pigment in the grain of olive appears warm and aesthetically pleasing in a kitchen environment and these boards are among the most beautiful ones around.

Olive has become the first choice of wood for many people for a variety of kitchen accessories and utensils including salad and fruit bowls, wooden spoons and spatulas, cheese boards, pestle and mortar sets, drink coasters and carving boards.

It's also a popular type of wood for many other non-kitchen items such as chess boards, necklaces and jigsaws.

If you want to treat someone special to a unique birthday or Christmas gift, why not consider buying them a personalised olive board which is stylishly engraved with their name?

If you opt for an olive chopping board in your kitchen, it will prove to be a purchase you won't regret. This lovely accessory which oozes rustic charm will serve you faithfully for many years when chopping herbs, vegetables, fruit and many other foodstuffs.