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FAQs / Boards

How is the laser engraving design generated onto the board image?

Each design is digitally generated onto the board image.

What does digitally generated mean?

Digitally generated, where a computer software creates a realistic laser engraving appearance.

The digitally generated laser engraving appearance is created from images of actual laser engraved applications. This allows the final image to be as close in colour to an actual laser engraved design.

What variations can incur in wood?

Wood variations include and can be caused by –
+ different patterns, grains and colours,
+ varying moisture within the wood upon harvest and production,
+ the environment where the wood is grown and sourced from and,
+ what production method is used to construct the wood product.

What board sizes and wood options do you have available?

We have four board sizes in our bamboo option and two board sizes in our beechwood. Please see below for all the sizing details.

Bamboo options
Mini boards 25 cm length, 16 cm width, 1.5 cm height
Small Rectangle 33 cm length, 22 cm width, 1.5 cm height
Large Rectangle 37 cm length, 25 cm width, 1.5 cm height
Circle 28 cm length, 28 cm width, 1.5 cm height

Beechwood options
Large Rectangle 37 cm length, 25 cm width, 2 cm height
Circle 28 cm length, 28 cm width, 2 cm height

How will my board be presented?

Each Miss Bold chopping board is –

+ Shrink-wrapped – this offers protection during freight and if your board is out on display;
+ Bubble wrapped – freight protection;
+ Calico draw-string bag – perfect natural gift wrap and
+ Delivered in a biodegradable freight satchel.

If you would prefer to NOT shrink-wrapped your board, please let us know at checkout. We will still include the bubble wrap as this helps protect your board during freight.

Do you have other board shapes, sizes or wood options?

No, we only have the boards as pictured on the website.

Bamboo options
Mini boards 25 cm length, 16 cm width, 1.5 cm height
Small Rectangle 33 cm length, 22 cm width, 1.5 cm height
Large Rectangle 37 cm length, 25 cm width, 1.5 cm height
Circle 28 cm length, 28 cm width, 1.5 cm height.

Can you make me a board in the size I am looking for?

No, we do not construct our boards, all our boards are provided by our suppliers. We are unable to request different sizes from our suppliers for small orders, as they have minimum order requirements beginning at 1000 boards.

I’ve made my own board, can you laser engrave a design on it for me?

No, we do not offer this service. Once the laser engrave begins engraving the design we can not reverse the engraving, this means that if there is a malfunction while engraving, the engraving is not clear or dark enough, we can not fix it. We would not want to risk ruining your one of a kind handcrafted board.

Can I let you know what colour I would prefer my board to be?

No, our boards come in a range of shades from dark and light. Your order will be engraved on the next board that comes out of the box at the time of your engraving.

We believe these differences are the beauty of an engraving and gifting a natural product such as wood; it ensures each product is a unique piece created just for you and your loved ones.

Do you construct your boards yourself?

No, they are constructed under our strict specifications overseas. We would love to have them constructed in Australia, but due to the volume of boards, we require we are yet to find an Australian supplier who is cost effective.

How are your boards constructed?

Our bamboo boards are constructed in crossed layer style; this ensures the boards’ longevity and ability to remain straight even with everyday use and regular hand washing.

Our beechwood boards are constructed from solid pieces of beechwood, joined together with a jigsaw joint.

Are your boards constructed in Australia?

No, they are constructed under our strict specifications overseas. We would love to have them constructed in Australia, but due to the volume of boards, we require we are yet to find an Australian supplier who is cost effective.

Do you include care cards with your products?

Yes, we include a care card with every board we send out.

Do you have instructions on how to look after your boards?

Yes, please see below, all of the care instructions below need to be followed to ensure that your board is able to used and admired for years to come.

+ Hand washed only in warm soapy water.
+ Remove promptly from the water after washing.
+ Towel dry and allow to fully air dry before reusing.
+ Wooden chopping boards are NOT dishwasher friendly. Dishwasher cleaning agents will strip all the natural moisture from the chopping board, which leads to the wood drying out which will then cause your board to warp and crack.
+ To extend the longevity and minimise the risk of your chopping board drying out through regular use and cleaning we highly recommend applying mineral oil regularly.

Can I put my board in the dishwasher?

No! Our wooden boards are NOT dishwasher friendly, dishwashers will dry out the bamboo and beechwood and will cause the wood to break down and make the board warp.

Are your boards oiled before sending?

Yes, our boards are thoroughly oiled with Stella food grade mineral oil, before they are shrink-wrapped and sent to you.

My board appears dry what can I do?

It is important to not let your board become extremely dry as this can cause damage to the bamboo or beechwood structure and end up causing the board to warp.

To ensure the longevity of your board, purchase a bottle of mineral oil either from us or Stella Performance Lubricants and wipe your board with a generous layer of mineral oil. If possible, leave the oil to be absorbed into the wood over a few hours.

Do you sell mineral oil?

Yes, we sell the same oil we apply to every board before shipment.

You can purchase it here – https://missbolddesign.com.au/product/food-grade-mineral-oil/

How do you apply mineral oil?

The mineral oil can be applied with a new microfibre cloth, not one previously used with kitchen cleaners.

Can I use my boards to cut on?

Yes, you sure can, they are a chopping board before they become an engraved piece of goodness.

If I cut on the engraving, will it damage the engraving?

Yes, it will damage the engraving over time, and it will then be unable to be repaired. We recommend you use the side not engraved and that your engraved board is used as a platter instead of for everyday food prep.

Are your boards safe to take overseas?

Yes, all our boards upon entering Australia are treated with food safe fumigation to ensure they are free of pests that may affect other countries biosecurity. Although we do not provide individual paperwork that you can present to customs.

We have sent our boards all over the world with no issues with customs or border protection.

Whoops, I got food stuck in the engraving, what can I do?

Using a clean toothbrush gently try to scrub the food out of the engraving by moving the toothbrush in a circular motion across the engraving surface. We do NOT recommend that you pick at the engraving with a sharp object as it may damage the engraving.

Please note the above is only a suggestion, and we take no responsibility for any damage caused by following the above instructions.

Will my board look the same as the photos on your website and your social media?

No, not always. We do our best to give a representation of wood colour differences in our boards and engraving variations across our website and social media, but we cannot guarantee the same colour as shown on in each listing photos or social media.

 

Will the darkness of the engraving be the same as shown on your website and on social media?

The darkness of the engraving is dependent on woods colour, grain, density and resin content and this can vary from each piece of wood even if they are created from the same product. We have spent a great deal in time working with our laser engraver’s settings to ensure we can produce a dark consistent engrave, but there still may be variations of the darkness across a whole design due the above.