Home woodworkers often craft products that come into contact with food, such as cutting boards, serving bowls, utensils and more. Such products need to be treated with food-safe wood finishes before being used to prepare or serve meals. This guide reveals the differences among the best food-safe finishes to use in your kitchen.
The right food-safe finish will make wood bowls, trays and more both beautiful and functional. Natural oils such as walnut give a rich finish and contain no chemicals. Other finishes, such as varnishes and shellacs, contain chemicals to make them dry quicker. However, once thoroughly cured, these finishes are considered food-safe. Need woodworking supplies? The Home Depot delivers online orders when and where you need them.