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Project by mickeyh posted 09-10-2015 01:48 AM 6267 views 29 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these two bread boards as Christmas gifts to friends in 2013. One was with walnut and the other maple. They were inspired by the Bulthaup bread board. But I wasn’t going to pay $200 for it so I made it myself. I like the simplicity of the design, simple box joint.

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#1 posted 09-10-2015 04:11 AM

Very nice design and you did a great job making it.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#2 posted 09-10-2015 10:36 PM

I like it. Probably gonna have to steal that design.

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#3 posted 09-11-2015 12:53 AM

Great design and well constructed. I’m sure your friends will enjoy them.

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#4 posted 09-11-2015 10:07 PM

Great work, really nice.

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#5 posted 09-14-2015 12:43 AM

Beatiful. Like a lot. Never saw these before. Thank for share

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#6 posted 09-26-2015 06:49 AM

Gorgeous! I love the idea of a drawer for the crumb tray. A lot of designs have the top of the breadboard recessed into the top of the crumb tray. With your design you can store it vertically and everything stays together. I need to make a wedding gift and had planned to make a serving tray, a full size cutting board and 8 sandwich sized boards. Now I think I will add a breadboard like this as well. Thank you for sharing your project.

-- Linda - It's only a mistake if you do it twice!

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#7 posted 01-18-2021 03:01 PM

Awesome job! These boards are so cool. Can you share some tips on how you made the tray? Thanks!

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#8 posted 01-18-2021 11:06 PM

Superb joinery. What did you finish it with?

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#9 posted 01-19-2021 01:01 AM

FullStack – Think picture frame, sort of. The edges of the tray are 3/4”x3/4” with glued 45 degree miter. The width is 1/2” wider than the inside dimension of the board. The bottom of the tray is glued 1/4” pieces. I created 1/4” dados on all 4 edges to accept the tray. I created 1/4” dado on each side of the board, and 1/4” rabbet on the two sides of the tray to create sliding tracks. I then fill the back of the dados on the board about 1/2” so that you can’t slide the tray through the back. Hope this helps.

Bstrom – I put some coats of butcher block finish on the maple one. It was a little dark so I didn’t do anything with the walnut one.

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#10 posted 09-23-2021 06:32 PM

Just checked out the Bulthaup site to see the original … holy inflation they are 468 Euros! about £400 0r US $550
Love your finger joint design

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