Frequently Asked Questions

What can the new laser engrave?

Our new laser can engrave text and images, including photos, logos, and personalized wording for weddings and events, corporate gifts, personalized gifts, signs, and just about anything you can think of. For more information, visit our Laser Engraving page.

How should you take care of a wooden cutting board?

To take care of a wooden cutting board, wash it in warm soapy water and oil it with edible oil whenever it's looking dry (we recommend grapeseed oil). Do not put it in the dishwasher. Wood has many advantages over plastic in that it is somewhat self-healing; shallow cuts in the wood will close up on their own. Camphor Laurel, in particular, also has natural antibacterial properties.

What type of wood is best for a cutting board?

A solid slab timber cutting board with no joins made from Camphor Laurel timber with tightly grained wood and small pores is best for a wooden cutting board. Good hardness and tight grain helps reduce scoring of the cutting surface and absorption of liquid and dirt into the surface. On the other hand, Red oak, despite being a hardwood, has large pores, making it a poor choice for a cutting board material.  It is also a goo thing to keep in mind that all wood is a poor choice because it is incredibly hard and dulls your knife very quickly.

Why is Camphor Laurel a highly attractive cutting board material?

Camphor Laurel's tight grains and natural coloration make it a highly attractive cutting board material, both for aesthetic and durability purposes. The natural oils in this tropical hardwood allow it to repel moisture, warping, and microbes.

How long can a Fab Slabs cutting board last?

A Fab Slabs cutting board should last for years if looked after properly. For example, it should be washed after each use, dried, and put away, and it should never be put in the dishwasher, bleached, or left in the sunlight.

Does a Camphor Laurel cutting board have a smell that transfers to food?

No. The kiln drying process removes the natural oils from the Camphor timber, leaving a slight aroma in the board. The board remains smelling beautiful without leaving any scent in your food. As someone who has owned and used a Camphor Laurel cutting board for years and has made and sold thousands of them, I have never smelt Camphor Laurel in the food or had any complaints from customers about the smell.

Our premium handmade cutting boards and made to last

Each one of our cutting boards and grazing platters are handmade to a high standard from one single solid slab of timber (no joins). We had fun doing a strength test on a large cutting board yesterday when we placed a large cutting board between two slabs of timber. There was nothing but air underneath the large board as we drove a 2.5 tonne forklift onto the large cutting board. It didn’t bend, break or crack. We left the forklift on top of the board for about a minute before driving off. It left a tyre mark but the cutting board was as good as new – don’t worry, you won’t find that board in a shop.

Real life scenarios putting our boards to the test, every day.

About 10 years ago we sold 50 of our camphor laurel cutting boards to a burger bar in Noosa. Hamburgers are put on each board and then a sharp knife is stabbed through the burger and into the timber. This makes it easy for the customers to carry the burgers to their table without burger falling apart. It’s really practical and the presentation is amazing. In busy times each board is used 30-40 times per day. Now… remember I said that was 10 years ago so that’s thousands of times each board has been used.  Two years ago, the owners of the burger bar brought the boards back. We refreshed each board by sanding it and giving it a coat of grapeseed oil and they looked as good as new. I was hoping I could sell him another 50 boards but realistically the revamped boards were as good as the day he bought them.

Durability Testing with a Semi Truck!