"Yellow Brick Road" End Grain Cutting Board

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Project by Stephen posted 09-14-2014 02:44 AM 9120 views 9 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is one of my latest cutting boards.
Its a standard end grain brick style board, using osage for the bricks and walnut for the thin strips.

I like to make unique one of a kind boards, they seem to be the ones that sell the best for higher prices, and I like how this one turned out. At first I wasn’t going to make it an end grain, just make it a flat grain one so that I could have larger bricks, but once I saw how nice the end grain would look I went with it.

It took more time than any other brick style one I have done, mainly do to using the osage. Its not very common to find here, my sawmill guy just happened to get some and saved it for me. The boards aren’t very clear, it took about 8 feet of 6 inch wide lumber to get what I needed for this board, which measures 17×18” and is 1 inch thick. Osage reminds me of purple heart in its density and hardness, this is one heavy board.

Thanks everyone for looking!

-- -Stephen, WV ,

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#1 posted 09-14-2014 07:31 AM

Very nice looking cutting board. All your boards are very interesting. How thick was this one

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 09-15-2014 01:32 AM

i like the end grain on that board. it really stands out. well done

-- wiser1934, new york

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#3 posted 09-16-2014 12:48 PM

super nice board.
Lot’s of work
Glad to see it made the top 3, even with only 2 comments.

-- Steve--

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#4 posted 11-02-2016 02:44 AM

Very nice. It would have looked good as a long grain too. Most of my long grain boards incorporate interesting knots, etc. Most of the ones I’ve given away are never used as cutting boards but rather as serving boards. As a result, I coat most of my long grain boards with a water based varnish to preserve the original color. Soaking in oil seems to darken and dull the colors.

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#5 posted 01-08-2019 06:33 AM

Very nice work…like the color combination. Thanks for sharing!

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