I generally use wood boards, made of scraps from other projects. Easy to make a board and toss it when worn out and splitting, even treating them as disposable I get a couple years out of them. I like Tried and True oils too. Probably I don't reapply as often as I should but its a great finish for kitchen items. I like the one with wax for boards and wood bowls, usually I leave it out in the sun (at 6000' elevation, lots of sun ) to speed polymerizing. Then buff off the gummy surface film with steel wool. Just for fun I sent some off cuts out to Knife & Gun for stabilizing - I was sending a bunch of burl parts anyway so a couple squares of cherry just rounded out the order. Makes for a cool cutting board and I've run one through the DW several times with no ill effects.