Two of the more common small-scale projects that our UltraClear table top epoxy is used for are epoxy charcuterie boards and serving trays. Both of these project types are usually crafted in the same ways and serve similar purposes, though the charcuterie boards tend to vary, depending on whether the artist wants to use them for cutting as well.
Can you prepare food on epoxy charcuterie boards?
Because epoxy isn't intended to be a cutting surface or for use in food preparation generally, you'll sometimes find charcuterie boards to be only partially coated in epoxy, often with delicate, deliberate patterns at the edge between the epoxy and the cutting surface for aesthetic reasons (i.e., to make it look more attractive).
Part of the charcuterie board is sometimes reserved for food preparation, and should be treated differently by applying a food safe oil to the surface to protect it, such as Osmo TopOil. Naturally, you'll want a food-safe material to make the board from, usually a nice quality wood. Make sure it's not a material that will reject the epoxy bond or the TopOil finish.
You can use mica powder and liquid pigments to color it.
If you're interested in crafting an epoxy charcuterie board or a serving tray, you should know that you can also use our mica powder pigments to provide color to the epoxy. This is how most of these projects become so vibrant and colorful, as can be seen in our gallery below.
The liquid pigments on our store will also work, though they are much more concentrated and tend to bring about deeper solid colors; if you decide to use them, keep that in mind so your expectations aren't subverted.
Now with that said, take a look at some of the projects we've seen our customers and affiliates create so far:
As you might imagine, this is only the tip of the iceberg. There's an enormous amount of potential in both appearance and form that you can achieve using epoxy, an appropriate substrate, and color pigments to create your own personal serving trays and charcuterie boards.
If you want to go the extra mile, you can also experiment with different shapes by custom cutting the substrate material or using custom molds.
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