If you have a wooden serving board, cutting board, spoon, etc., then you'll want to keep it clean as well as keeping it looking it's best. Here's a few simple steps to make sure it lasts a long time and stays beautiful.
1. Keep away from extreme heat, or placing hot items on it! Extremely hot pots and pans can scorch the wood, while its repairable you’ll have to spend a lot of time sanding to remove the burn marks. This goes for any wooden furniture too, use a coaster for crying out loud!
2. Keep it out of the dishwasher! Wipe it down or hand wash it with a warm soapy towel/wash cloth and pat dry. Let it air dry, prop it up on your back splash to allow even drying if possible. Never allow excess water to sit on your serving/cutting board.
3. While using a knife on any of the boards will leave marks, it also adds to it's character, but you may eventually want to sand it with 220 to 320 grit sandpaper to rid it of any marks. After sanding wipe it down down with a very lightly damp towel to remove any dust.
4. After sanding or if you just notice your board getting a bit dull looking, give your board a coat of food safe oil. Any food safe oil will work, if you buy something off the shelf be sure to follow the manufacturers instructions. A homemade mix of mineral oil and bees wax is a easy and popular way to keep your things looking their best. Click Here for a "How To" on making a quick and easy home made wood finish.