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  • Pizza making table.

    I made a sturdy table for pizza making, this table can take a hell of a lot of punishment....
    It still needs finishing off and a pizza friendly finish.

    What sort of finish would be pizza friendly, Im thinking olive oil?
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    Re: Pizza making table.

    Tung oil, which is of ancient Chinese origin, is recommended for kitchen tables, chopping blocks and boards. It is claimed to be the finest natural wood finish in existence and has yet to be duplicated synthetically. It is waterproof, impervious to many food acids, and does not need to be stripped and refinished like a shellac or lacquer.

    I wouldn't consider covering a beautiful table like yours in anything else.

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    • #3
      Re: Pizza making table.

      Tung oil of course, I knew there was a durable food friendly oil...glad I asked...
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      • #4
        Re: Pizza making table.

        The table looks great! We just really started using our outdoor prep/pizza area this summer and it's so nice to sit and chat and make pizzas right around the oven.

        Cheers

        Christo
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        • #5
          Re: Pizza making table.

          Yes i think tung oil will do the need full.i really like the design which shown in the snaps.
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          • #6
            Re: Pizza making table.

            I went with Olive oil as I couldnt find any Tung oil.
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            • #7
              Re: Pizza making table.

              I use tung oil for my peel and has worked fine

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              • #8
                Re: Pizza making table.

                Originally posted by brickie in oz View Post
                I went with Olive oil as I couldnt find any Tung oil.
                I know you said you already used the olive oil. But I would definitely reconsider, It is not advisable to use olive oil, or other organic/food-based oils. They can become rancid and sticky with regular application and time. It won't hurt the wood but it will cause an odor and can alter the taste of food.

                See if you can come across some Food Grade Mineral oil.

                Steve

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                • #9
                  Re: Pizza making table.

                  Your table looks great. That's just what I want! What type of wood is it made of?
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                  • #10
                    Re: Pizza making table.

                    Originally posted by slaris View Post
                    I know you said you already used the olive oil.
                    Its now got marine grade polyurethane on it..

                    Originally posted by mfiore View Post
                    Your table looks great. That's just what I want! What type of wood is it made of?
                    Its made from Cypress pine, I think its native to the east coast of Australia.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Pizza making table.

                      What would members recommend for a food safe, durable (ie - weather resistant) wood that might be available in the U.S.?
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                      • #12
                        Re: Pizza making table.

                        As anyone who maintains a woodpile knows, bare wood doesn't fare well in weather. The woods that are used in decking, like cedar, ipe, and teak, usually have strong odors (that insects don't like) which I think would transfer to dough. Granite has gotten so cheap I don't see any reason not to use it. It's certainly cost competitive with expensive tropicals like ipe
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                        • #13
                          Re: Pizza making table.

                          I made a pizza peel out of some leftover Ipe from a deck job. I also made an oak one, but i much prefer the heavier Ipe one. Just feels better.

                          Maybe walnut, or sometimes you can find brazilian cherry. Tigereye maple? Here's a quick list of exotic hardwoods:
                          Andiroba, Bayo, Bloodwood, Bocote, Bubinga, Spanish Cedar, Chaktekok, Chechen, Chicozapote, Cocobolo, Ebony, Fishtail Oak, Granadillo, Ironbark, Ipe, Jabin, Jarrah, Jatoba, Katalox, Kingwood, Koa, Lacewood, Lignum Vitae, African Mahogany, Machiche, Narra, Obeche, Pau Ferro, African Paduak, Peruvian Walnut, Purpleheart, Brazilian Rosewood, Satinwood, Snakewood, Teak, Vesi Wenge, Zebrawood

                          Found this link showing grain patterns:
                          Exotic Wood Supplier - Turning Blanks, Exotic Wood & Exotic Lumber | Bell Forest Products

                          Personally, I don't really think the amount of time the dough would actually spend on the table, that the wood will impart something back, but I drank out of the water hose when I was a kid too... just my opinion.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Pizza making table.

                            Originally posted by Tman1 View Post
                            Bloodwood, Ironbark, Jarrah
                            If these are the Australian species as I suspect they are make sure you have strong foundations.

                            Originally posted by Tman1 View Post
                            Ebony, Lignum Vitae, Purpleheart,
                            For these species you need to sell your house plus some to secure enough for a small table.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Pizza making table.

                              I just found the list.. copied and pasted. Expenditures are up to the owner!
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