Plaid Cutting Board

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Project by English posted 05-01-2018 11:22 PM 10908 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this cutting board on Pinterest the other day and decided to give it a try. It is made from Walnut, Cherry, Hard Maple, and Burma Padauk. It was a challenge to get the lines all lined up, I have a few slight errors, but I think it came out good. I have made a rolling pin to go with it, but the finish on it is not done yet. I’ll post it later in the week .

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#1 posted 05-02-2018 01:04 AM

I really like this one. Good design

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#2 posted 05-02-2018 01:17 AM

Great idea and appears well executed!



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#3 posted 05-02-2018 01:41 AM

Thanks Guys, It came out darker than the one I saw on Pinterest. The cherry I used came from a pallet of cherry cutoffs from a furniture factory, It all is very dark, I hope it doesn’t get any darker.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#4 posted 05-02-2018 01:51 AM

Nice Work!

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#5 posted 05-02-2018 06:07 AM

That’s one of the coolest cutting board pattern here -so awesome and attractive look.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 05-02-2018 12:41 PM

Nice work! I have been thinking about doing this myself for a while now, thanks for the inspiration.

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#7 posted 05-02-2018 01:48 PM

Nice work.

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#8 posted 05-02-2018 05:13 PM

This is an outstanding cutting board and I love the pattern.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 05-02-2018 08:03 PM

Very nice – great pattern!

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#10 posted 05-03-2018 11:28 AM

you’ve crossed the line. Now everyone will be trying to one up this beauty. Love it. Let the TARTAN BOARD GAMES begin

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#11 posted 05-10-2018 02:41 AM

Love the pattern. Great job.

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#12 posted 06-14-2018 04:15 AM

Very well done, John. I believe I saw the same picture that inspired your project and I also drew up plans to attempt this pattern of board. Thank you so much for sharing. It looks awesome.

-- Matt, Broad Levee Boards, New Orleans

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#13 posted 02-23-2019 01:36 AM

I just signed up for the Lumberjocks so I am just learning the process. I saw the Plaid Cutting Board and it really looks good. Can you tell me where I can get a pattern?

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#14 posted 02-23-2019 02:42 PM

ENGK, I made this from a picture of a similar board that I saw on the Pinerest web site. I made it in three glue ups. The first two were stage one glue ups that made up the first two rows from the end of the board, each glue up handled a different pattern. The first was walnut Cherry and padauk these boards were about 20” long and 1” thick x 2 ” wide except for the padauk it was 1/4” thick x 2” x 20”after glueing these up they were planed back flat and sawed on the table saw into 1 1/2” strips the width of the cutting board. the second glue up was Cherry, Maple, and padauk. These strips were not as thick as the first glue up because you have two rows of theses strip between each of the sections from the first glue up.You also cut thes after planing to 1 1/2” strips. Then just assemble the strips in the right order putting a padauk cross strip between each of the maple strips and glue it up keeping it aligned in the clamps

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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