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Salad/wood Bowl Finish

I'm making some edge grain serving boards for Christmas and planning to use General Finishes Wood bowl finish (formerly Salad bowl finish). One of the recipients does not like the sheen and prefers a very flat look.

How can I dull the sheen of the wood bowl finish? Or what other finish would be recommended? The intended use is serving vs cutting but I imagine someone, sometime will cut something on them.

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I have always used straight mineral oil on cutting board surfaces. It's totally non-toxic, can be reapplied at any time with no fuss, it's easily available for customers to pick up a bottle, and it has a matte finish. Saturate the surface, let it soak in overnight, then wipe it down well and frequently for a couple of days and you'll be good. I did my own 2" thick maple cutting board that way and it has held up very well for almost 20 years now. My wife washes it in the sink regularly, and I re-oil it maybe once every year or two.
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Yes, I did similar with a salad bowl except I used Olive Oil. Still in use over 60 years later.
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I use a mix of mineral oil and beeswax on my cutting boards and reapply as needed. But for the serving boards/tray I want a finish that the user will not have to reapply.

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