Cutting Boards

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Project by SnowyRiver posted 12-17-2011 06:16 AM 3464 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought I was done woodworking until after the holidays when I was trying to use the pull-out cutting board in the kitchen and it started to fall apart. I felt it was time to build a new one. I also had some extra lumber so I built two.

The one with the trim at both ends will work nicely as a counter-top board, while the one with the single edge trim will replace the pull out board that broke. Both boards are 24” long and 15 3/4” wide.

I used maple and walnut in 3/4 inch strips and a wider walnut piece for the end trim. On the board under the counter I also routed a dado in the top and bottom of the end trim piece so the board can be used either side up and I have something to grasp to pull it out.

The finish is 4 applications of Howard’s Butcher Block Conditioner which is a mineral oil with carnauba and beeswax. I like this finish. It went on easily, and the wood absorbed it well. No odor, and it set up quickly. I buffed it and it gave the boards a very deep, rich appearance.

Now back to fixing dinner!

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#1 posted 12-17-2011 06:29 AM

Nice board. I’m also a fan of the Howard’s

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#2 posted 12-17-2011 06:52 AM

Nice job. These look like they will last you a while.

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#3 posted 12-17-2011 04:10 PM

Beautifully done. Nice colors. The finish is very fine. Merry Christmas!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#4 posted 03-26-2012 01:54 PM

Very nice boards. That is at the top of my list for “next projects”.

-- Andrew - Bellingham, WA

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