Frequently Asked Questions:


Board Care


Let’s talk about caring for your charcuterie or cutting board

Maple Works Designs products are made of real wood that is properly kiln dried which makes the wood antibacterial because of its low moisture content, making bacteria difficult to grow. Wood isn’t waterproof, even with the best finishes applied the better you care for your board – the better it will look. All boards are food safe and finished with natural penetrating oils to ensure you receive a gorgeous charcuterie board

Hand wash only – do not put into a dishwasher. Do not submerge under water or let it sit in standing water. This can cause the board to warp, twist and crack

For light use, simply wipe with a clean cloth

For heavier uses or more stubborn foods/liquids use a cloth to wipe with warm soapy water and pat dry immediately. Store board on its side if moisture is still present

For industrial uses or to bring life back into an older board, you may find that your product will require a light sanding with 320 grit sandpaper and reconditioning with a protective board butter

Board butter only takes seconds to apply and a little goes a long way! 


Can I cut on my epoxy resin board?

Epoxy resin is not intended for cutting directly on its surface. Blades and other sharp objects can scratch or chip the epoxy. 


Is the piece I see in the pictures what I will get?

All stock items such as charcuterie boards and furniture are the exact product that you will receive. If placing a custom order, you will be provided with pictures for your sign off prior to start of work. Grain patterns and colouring will vary and no two pieces are the same. Please keep in mind that all devices such as phones, tablets and monitors display colour differently so you may notice a slight difference once you have your new Maple Works piece in your hands. 

Can I order something that I don’t see on your website?

Absolutely! We are always open to working with you to design and create something new!

Is shipping available?

We offer worldwide shipping and can provide you with a quote, just give us your Postal or Zip Code. Please note that due to size, some furniture builds are only available through pick up or delivery. 



Working with Epoxy     

Wood pieces crafted with epoxy can make a serious statement, although it does require an extreme attention to detail. 

Beyond the calculations, measurements and strict formulas there are several variables that go into creating an epoxy piece. It’s a time-consuming process but can take your project to the next level.  

Looking to create your own epoxy project? Check out this link for more info! 


What is Epoxy? 

You’re probably familiar with epoxy at some level, but what exactly is this unique substance? From adhesives to flooring, epoxy has several properties that make it special. Epoxy is created by mixing two different compounds known as a resin and a hardener. When the resin is mixed using a specific formula, the two ingredients begin to cure. Curing is when molecular chains react chemically, forming a strong bond. When the resin and the hardener, or catalyst, are combined, it creates a strong, rigid material.