Brick Wall Cutting Board

  • Advertise with us
Project by Matt posted 05-31-2018 02:39 PM 1541 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut and Maple – 14” x 10.5” x 1.75”

I made a brick and mortar style cutting board earlier this year. I was inspired by, and followed the method I learned from Derek McCrone’s youtube video you can watch here.

I also decided to sign my work by chemically etching a 1/8” thick brass plate with Ferric Chloride. My logo and the method I used was inspired by a Wood Magazine “how-to” article that you can read here.
I purchased the brass plate (link) and the Ferric Chloride (link) from Amazon.
I have a Silhouette Cameo, so instead of using screen printing photo emulsion as they do in that article, I used Oracal 651 vinyl as the etchant relief and it worked very well. Also, I would’ve used my electric scroll saw to cut out the brass disc, but I was out of blades. I used a dremel with metal cutting disc instead. It got the job done, but it wasn’t ideal because it gets the brass hot and and a little unwieldy. I wouldn’t advise using the bandsaw in a pinch as I did at first, unless you know what you’re doing of course. The part is too small, a tooth caught and subsequently bent the first attempt disc.

The project was fun to make and I learned a lot in the process.

-- Matt, Broad Levee Boards, New Orleans

3 comments so far

View BigMig's profile


655 posts in 3851 days

#1 posted 05-31-2018 10:16 PM

Great work and your brass plate looks great!

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

View Andre's profile


4733 posts in 3044 days

#2 posted 05-31-2018 10:25 PM

Nice looking board, do like that design.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

View doubleDD's profile (online now)


10691 posts in 3281 days

#3 posted 05-31-2018 11:41 PM

Your brick wall board almost looks real. Nice touch with that logo.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics