For all pizza lovers who want to create a unique pizza board at home
- Cost< 50 £
- Duration1-3 h
Whether you’re a fan of pineapple on pizza, super spicy ingredients or extra cheese – everyone has a favourite pizza topping. Now you can make your very own pizza boards at home and personalise them. Eating pizza straight out of the box or from plates that are too small will finally become a thing of the past. This is how to do it:
Let's go - step by step
Determine the dimensions, measure and draw the circle
You need: pencil, wooden board, piece of string, nail
Your first step will be to determine the size of your pizza board and transfer the dimensions to the wood. We recommend drawing a circle with a radius of 17 cm. You can also make a smaller or bigger pizza board, of course.
You will need a big compass to outline the outer edge of the pizza board. If you do not have any at hand, you can simply make a compass using a nail, a piece of string and a pencil.
Now draw a circle with a radius of 17 cm using the pencil.
Trace the handles
You need: ruler, pencil, sketch
Your board will need a handle. First, measure the handle length 10 cm from the edge of the circle and mark it using a pencil. To ensure that the handle lies in the centre, draw a line from the centre point of the circle to the marking for the handle. Please note: Ensure that the handle goes in the direction of the wood grain. This will make it more stable.
You will need to take further measurements and mark them to ensure that your handle is the right width. Please refer to the sketch above for the exact dimensions.
When you have drawn all the lines, you can mark the curvature of the handle. It’s easiest to do this freehand.
You will be able to saw two pizza boards from a standard 40 x 80 cm board.
Sawing the boards
All edges and surfaces of the pizza board must be well-sanded. Always make sure that you are sanding with the grain.
Go over it again with lots of fine sandpaper after you have finished the coarse sanding work for a perfectly smooth board surface. Then use wood oil to seal your board.
Drill wall hanging hole
You need: Dremel VersaTip Butane soldering iron
For a totally unique look, use a Dremel VersaTip soldering iron to very simply decorate your pizza board. But please be careful – it can get rather hot. Trace your pattern or lettering on the board in pencil. Then, go over the lines with the Dremel soldering iron.
Are you happy with your design? Then it’s time to put your pizza in the oven!
It's important to be careful when using the Dremel soldering iron - but don't go over the lines too slowly. Escaping air can quickly cause brown spots to form on the wood.