Before your board is used for the first time; choose one side for cutting and a preferred side for serving. Some woods are softer and more porous than others and with normal use the wood can become rough and show wear.
To further protect your board, a top coat of Otter Creek Woodworks Beeswax Woodfinish is highly recommended to condition and add protection from stains and moisture.
After use wipe with a damp cloth. Never submerge your board in water. Store in a dry place away from direct sunlight. Boards with a live bark edge should be handled with care. Do not expose to direct heat or place hot times on your board.