Live edge cutting board

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Project by peterrum posted 12-09-2011 06:58 PM 4024 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I milled up a batch of fruitwood last year and it has been air drying since. Fruitwood is very difficult to dry well even if its stacked/stickered properly, end sealed and kept out of the sun. Virtually all of my boards cracked and warped. There was still a bit of useable wood in each peice so I cut them out, jointed and planed them up.

I took some of the apricot pieces along with a couple of strips of birch to make this cutting board. I really liked the apricot wood. Its very colorful with yellows, oranges, and reddish browns. Put some BLO on and the colors really stand out. The wood itself is perfect for a cutting board, very tight grained and heavy. I filled a partial knot with some epoxy and that worked quite well. All in all I am quite happy with the result and the Mrs. loves the live edge and the color to contrast with her dark countertops.


-- Carpe Diem

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#1 posted 12-10-2011 05:32 AM

Never seen Apricot wood before . Great colors and grain : )

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#2 posted 06-17-2017 01:31 PM

This is a very nice cutting board.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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