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Building a pizza peel

PhiliciousPhilicious Posts: 339
edited September 2012 in EggHead Forum
I am going to build one and am thinking about using walnut wood. Do any of you weekend wood workers have any thoughts on walnut or any type of food safe finish/oil, etc?
Born and raised in NOLA. Now live in East TN.


  • LitLit Posts: 6,895
    Um. I have 2 hanging behind my garbage can you can have. Wooden pizza peels are horrible in my opinion. Buy a pizza screen or use parchment paper.
  • I use a wooden peel, and with a little flour rubbed on, no problem at all.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • Any hardwood should be fine,  like walnut or maple.  I wouldn't even put a finish on it, but if you do, some type of food-safe finish like mineral oil or a salad-bowl type of finish.
  • BjorgBjorg Posts: 241
    Here is my home made one. From Left over IPE wood from building my table. Bent the corners of the metal so it would'nt be floppy. Works perfectly 
    Quebec - Canada
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