End Grain Cutting Boards

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Project by DocsDesigns posted 11-23-2019 07:41 PM 816 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Christmas, butcher block cutting boards have been my go-to. Finished 3 boards this past week as gift requests for clients for their loved ones. I typically do 2 sizes, a 16” square and an 8×16 (which allows me to get 2 boards from 1 glue-up). All my end-grain boards are 1-7/8 thick (after flattening).

I recently completed two 16×16” boards and an unbelievable 8×16” walnut/maple board. That grain on the walnut is ridiculous, as it is bookmatched to enhance its appeal. The picture simply doesn’t do it justice. One of the cherry boards even has a maple inlay as well, per the clients request. All of my 16×16” boards I rout handles in the sides since they are quite stout by themselves. As always, my boards are first dunked in mineral oil and then 3 coats of my own oil/beeswax concoction over a period of 3-5 days.

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#1 posted 11-23-2019 11:06 PM

That walnut wood grain looks awesome

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#2 posted 11-24-2019 03:38 PM

Love the end-grain look, especially on the walnut.

Using end-grain really opens up another dimension of design. I’ve been on an end-grain kick lately!

Well done. I’ll check out your IG. Do you also have a YouTube channel?


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#3 posted 11-24-2019 10:24 PM

Beautiful boards the Walnut is my favorite.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#4 posted 11-25-2019 04:17 PM

Real nice boards!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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