Cherry and Hard Maple cutting boards for Mom's Birthday

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Project by Everett1 posted 02-06-2012 05:53 PM 2252 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wanted to make something for my Mom since I started taking up the woodworking hobby.

Made with Cherry for the “bricks” and Hard Maple for the “mortar”. It is all End-Grain.

It was interesting making the thin strips of Maple for the mortar line that runs straight across the boards. A lot of cutting and glue ups. The bricks themselves where made with the typical flipping every other strip method.

Finished with a few coats of Salad Bowl finish from General Finishes. I’m thinking of moving towards a Mineral Oil/Beeswax finish in the future though. I glued it all together with Gorilla Glue Poly glue. A lot of people seem to not like the stuff, but I like how for cutting boards it fills up ANY little spaces there may be. I have another board with that glue in our kitchen and it has seemed to hold up really well.

-- Ev

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#1 posted 02-06-2012 05:58 PM

This turned out great ,a cool gift for your mother.


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#2 posted 02-06-2012 05:59 PM

Great job, your boards look really good, your Mom will love them. If she is like my Mom she won’t use it because its to nice. LOL Enjoy. Look fwd to seeong more.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 02-06-2012 06:28 PM


Ken, your right. I have another one like this that I gave as a gift to a friend and she NEVER uses it!

Also edited the description. I used Gorilla Poly glue for them.

-- Ev

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#4 posted 02-06-2012 07:07 PM

Nice brick idea. I like it!

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#5 posted 02-06-2012 07:40 PM

Very convincing brick look! I haven’t seen one like it before. Nice work!

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.

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#6 posted 02-06-2012 09:25 PM

Well, I like it… very realistic.

-- Be safe.

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#7 posted 02-06-2012 11:35 PM

Terrific idea. Your mother was thrilled I am sure. Would also make a great gift idea for a guy who enjoys cooking!

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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#8 posted 02-07-2012 01:40 AM

Good work. Nice board.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#9 posted 02-08-2012 11:49 AM

Looks almost like wraping paper.
Beautiful finish

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#10 posted 04-17-2012 12:16 PM

Looks great! Check out my Brickyard Table: same design in Paduak.

-- Dave

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