Maple Dough Board

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Project by Greg3G posted 04-06-2007 08:42 PM 4432 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this dough board with design help from my wife. She had seen a simular one on one of the cooking shows. The board was made out of 3/4 hard maple, joints are biscut to keep things in line and glued with poly glue. I finished with a couple of light coats of walnut oil. After seeing this come out pretty well, aside from the blemishes in the wood (the dark spots you see) I made tow others out of clear stock and gave out to my mom and my in-laws.

Happy Birthday Martin … only 27! enjoy life!

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#1 posted 04-06-2007 09:36 PM

What a great piece and idea. Do you want a piece like that to stay fairly “raw” Greg (because of its function) or will you keep coating it with the walnut oil? thanks for sharing.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#2 posted 04-06-2007 09:40 PM

It will stay fairly raw, I will probably recoat it a couple times a year but I have to be careful. The flour will stick to the board if it has too much oil on it. I am considering using other finishes and will be testing those this year.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#3 posted 04-06-2007 10:32 PM

I almost missed this one!

This would be great for kneading bread dough on. Is the top of the front edge flush to the base surface or is there a little lip to keep the flour under control and not flowing onto the floor?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 04-06-2007 10:40 PM

the front lip is flush with the surface of the board and hangs down about 1 1/2 inches. This catches on the edge of the counter top and allows you to put pressure down and away from you as you kneed the dough.

My wife bakes a lot and she finds it very useful. My father in-law want a new one a bit wider and with out the sides.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#5 posted 04-07-2007 12:20 AM

Hmm, neat idea. And nice work. I think I’ll have to show this to my wife and see if she likes it. If so, I guess it’s off to the shop!

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#6 posted 04-07-2007 12:25 AM

Great design. I made one similiar for my son who is a chef. It has the board down on the front and Up in the back. They cut and flip the pieces to the back so they can continue cutting without hitting the pre-cut pieces.

I made mine out of Birds-eye maple. I think he keeps one side for presentation and the other side to cut on.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#7 posted 04-07-2007 01:11 AM

Wow a bench hook for bread. Gotta watch those cooks. Next thing you know they will be mitering their noodles.

Seriously, great project. I will have to add it to my build it someday project list.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#8 posted 04-07-2007 05:52 AM

great job! thats a good idea!

-- "What one can make with good tools is limited only by one's talent" ([email protected])

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#9 posted 04-07-2007 06:14 AM

Nice board, but where do you get Maple dough? ;)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#10 posted 04-07-2007 06:15 AM

It must be from those seeds with the wings. : ^ O

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#11 posted 04-07-2007 06:46 PM

Nice job and great idea, my wife still bakes me bread but when I put in the new kitchen I put in a low spot for her (she’s vertically challenged) and she just loves it. So shes all set. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 06-30-2007 11:44 PM

Great idea. And much cheaper than my solution – I had a granite counter-top installed. My wife loves it for bread making.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#13 posted 09-17-2007 03:28 AM

Nice piece Greg, clean and simple. I wouldn’t put any coating though. Very soon the flour will fill up the pores and give it a “washed” old look you wouldn’t be able to imitate.

Don, The problem with the granite is that is too cold for making dough… but then with your OZ weather I don’t think this pose any trouble down under. Alsom, you could think of it as a small box with a missing lid and front. :o)

PhilisopherSteve, why does your comment sound like an excuse-seeking for a new tool buy? (LOL)

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