I’m not even going to pretend that I’m a gourmet cook. I generally make the same meals over and over each week because it’s easy, the kids eat it, and really I just get in a cooking rut. But sometimes I like to mix things up, especially in the summer when it’s barbecue season. I love barbecuing because it tastes delicious and there’s usually less cleanup. So I decided to make my own grilling planks using different types of wood for different flavors.
How to make grilling planks
Tony and I went to The Wood Source in Ottawa. They have so many different and exotic types of wood, and the store smells so delicious! For my grilling planks I bought red cedar, red oak, and maple boards that were 5 inches wide and 5 feet long. Make sure you get untreated wood.
To make the grilling planks I just cut the boards into 12″ long pieces. I sanded them and rounded the corners using a palm sander to make sure there were no splinters.