Be sure to treat this cutting board with the loving care it deserves and it will give you many years of fine service.
4 Tips for the proper care and feeding of your cutting board
After use, hand-wash/rinse your cutting board in warm soapy water, rinse it clean, and wipe it dry. Never let it soak in water.
Do not leave the board sitting with residue of vegetable, fruit, meat, poultry or fish cuttings. You get the idea.
Every three or four months, or whenever the wood looks dry, reapply a protective oil finish, such as mineral oil, (do not use vegetable oil) or a mixture of 10 parts mineral oil and 1 part beeswax, to prevent water from penetrating and damaging the wood.
When the cutting surface becomes heavily scored, sand it with a random-orbit sander using 80-grit sandpaper and progressing up to 220-grit sandpaper. Then reapply the finish. Apply, let it soak in for 5 minutes, then wipe off the excess. If you choose to use the mineral oil/beeswax mixture, let it dry for 15 minutes, then buff with a soft cloth.