Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Finding Amazing Vintage Modern Style At The Thrift Stores Like This Jens Quistgaard Dansk Cheese Board Never Ceases To Amaze Me! Status: Soon To Be Available.


I've read on other bloggers blogs that one should bathe these teak cutting boards in mineral oil...or maybe it's baby oil.  Is there a difference?  Does this sound right?  I certainly don't think soaking it in teak oil would be a good idea, but it could use a little somethin' somethin'.


Finding a beautiful and useful piece of vintage houseware is what hitting the thrifts is all about.  That this

is great Danish design is a full on bonus!  How do you suppose they got that butcher block pattern to fit

so perfectly in the middle of the tray like that.  It's quite fetching however they managed to do it.  The

gently sculpted edges aren't to hard on the eyes either.  My guess is that they are there to hold crackers

while an expensive and probably stinky cheese occupies the center.

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Oh if I could only get rid of those frames around the pics above!  It makes a groovy pattern that would

be great as wall paper for an accent wall. I could probably make a single tiled photo in Photoshop or

something but I'm just not that knowledgeable in the art as would be required.

Tiled Pattern

Oh wait, I figured it out.  I didn't use Photoshop, I've got another much simpler photo editing suite

called Photo Impression that is much more user friendly and...well, obvious.  But it's not nearly as

powerful as Photoshop, but has an easy to use screen capture feature.

And while we're on the subject, I just wanted to let you know that I do very little editing of my pics. 

Oh sure, I might have to rotate a pic because I shot it a little off kilter and I might ad a smidge of

brightness, contrast and / or saturation...you know, to even out the color between photos.  Or just

make them look half way decent.  Honestly, I just don't how to do much else!  It's easier to just take

a decent photograph.  And it costs nothing to preview and delete a bad shot.


  1. I love it! I have yet to find anything that cool at a thrift.

  2. This is where the Kerf's Lavender Wood Lotion I use really shines. I've turned a lot of dry, sad-looking Dansk pieces into serious gorgeousness with that stuff. And best of all, it's food safe. Here's the website: http://www.kerfs.com/. You'd probably have a hard time finding it locally.

    And here's how to use it (from my blog): http://piesandpuggles.blogspot.com/2012/09/caring-for-wood-part-1.html. I should have done before and after pictures of the Dansk lazy susan I found recently.

    Also, fun tidbit: I was researching something else recently and found an article that claimed Quistgaard designed over 2,000 different pieces for Dansk. Cool huh?

  3. I would recommend this stuff:
    Food safe oil for cutting boards.
    I LOVE that board. Dansk stuff is so beautiful.

  4. Wonderful piece! Especially nice with the creativity it unleashed in you!!!

  5. I used mineral oil on all three pieces of quistgaard I have and they look awesome(all came from Value Village), I have this exact same cheese board. Rub some mineral oil on then stick in the oven on the lowest setting so the wood can soak in the oil for 15-20mins, let cool completely then give it a light wash. If you put mineral oil on your skin (bodies largest organ) and it absorbs it there's no worry to putting it on a cutting board. I'm sure we covered this before.

  6. Baby Oil and Mineral Oil are the same thing. However, I prefer to visit the laxitive section of the grocery store and get my mineral oil there because its rated "food safe"

    Lots of sellers of wood butcher blocks (John Boos, for example) all sell their magic snake oil but it's just some derivitive of mineral oil.

    Teak Oil tends to not be actual teak oil but a wiping varnish. Stick with mineral oil and you'll have some sharp looking cutting boards!