It’s a long, long way from a water bottle or a hand towel.
But bamboo cutting boards are one of the best ways to cut wood for a boat, thanks to their softness and ease of maintenance.
Here are a few tips for getting started.
Don’t leave the water at home: Bamboo boards are made from bamboo (the same species as bamboo) that is cut in half and then layered with sand and sanding compound to form a solid piece.
This process is called “bamboo stamping,” and the boards are typically available at most hardware stores.
When you use them, you are effectively creating a second set of cuts.
If you’re like me and like to keep the boards in your boat’s cabin for future use, you can simply use a sanding block and a towel.
Keep your bamboo boards in good condition: Baskets, tables, chairs, and so on are usually made of bamboo, and the process is similar.
But it’s important to clean your bamboo board after each use so that the surface can stay soft and smooth.
Make sure your bamboo cutting mat is a high-quality product: Many bamboo boards are high-end, and if you want to buy the highest quality, buy bamboo.
It will last longer and be more durable.
But when you buy bamboo, you also want to make sure it has the correct thickness for your board.
You can check out the brand and quality of bamboo boards here.
Check out our top picks for best bamboo boards: Here are our top recommendations for the best bamboo cutting mats.