Boardsmith feet are comprised of two parts: an outer wooden escutcheon that we make by hand in our shop, and an inner polyurethane foot or bumper that nests inside the escutcheon. The wood is pre-treated with pure mineral oil prior to shipping. The set also includes four, #10, pan-head stainless steel screws. Unlike normal coated screws, stainless steel screws will not rust with prolonged exposure to moisture.
The total height of the feet and escutcheons is approximately 7/8" tall.
For a simple installation walkthrough, see our video on youtube.
1) Mark the screw hole locations on the bottom of the butcher block. I normally recommend around 1 1/2" in from each corner. If it's a small cutting board like a sidekick, go closer to the outer corner.
2) Using a 5/32" drill bit, pre-drill a 1/2" deep hole at each screw location. You can also use a 1/8" (tight fit) or a 9/64" bit (snug fit), but 5/32" tends to work best.
3) Using the same bit, pre-drill through the center of each polyurethane bumper. This isn't critical, but it makes installation easier.
4) Using a regular Phillips head screwdriver, thread the screw through the foot and escutcheon until the screw tip is protruding.
5) place the screw tip into the pre-drilled hole in the cutting board and hand tighten until the wooden escutcheon no longer turns freely. Make sure you don't overtighten and drive the screw all the way through the polyurethane foot.
These feet are great for having a stable while also making it easy to pick up the board. I'd defiantly recommend getting some!
This cutting board is gorgeous and a dream to cut on. I never want to cut on anything else.
I have purchased a number of boards from John and his team over the past several years, and I can say that you will not find a higher quality board anywhere. This latest board was listed as a "second" for a discounted price, and when I received it I looked it over for about 5 minutes trying to find out why it was a second, and I couldn't find a reason. It looked perfect to me. That is the attention to detail and quality craftsmanship you will find with a Boardsmith board. They obviously found something with this board that prompted them to not want to sell it as a regular retail board and make it a second, but I sure can't find it. You are also supporting a small business when you purchase from the Boardsmith. Why buy from one of the big box retailers when you can get a better board from a hard working family run business?! I can't recommend the Boardsmith more.
Beautifully crafted with top notch materials, these feet are the perfect addition to a board I made 40 years ago. Good stuff and worth the extra pennies as you get what you pay for. Right?
I ordered the feet along with one of the "Frankenboards" from the sale/seconds assortment. They arrived together, promptly, and as described.