Pine end grain cutting board (and stair treads)

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Project by VaprTral posted 12-21-2012 02:11 AM 10129 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So my neighbor wanted to replace his carpeted stairway with wood treads. And just like the rest of you LJ’s, when friends or family have a woodworking project….

Anyway, he opted for the stain grade pine treads from Lowes. Pine seemed a bit soft of a wood to me, but did them anyway and I figured if they have pine stair treads, I could use the cut-offs to make a nice cutting board. Finished with mineral oil and beezwax mixture.

Oh, and I posted pics of the finished stairway!

-- "The more we think we know about, the greater the unknown." Neil Peart

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#1 posted 12-21-2012 02:15 AM

cutting board looks great

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#2 posted 12-21-2012 02:29 AM

The wild wood grain looks cool. nice work.


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#3 posted 12-21-2012 02:39 AM

I like end grian boards , this is on my to do list. Good work :)

-- Dubb , WV

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#4 posted 12-21-2012 08:02 AM

Exelent patternmaking! Order vs chaos etc…...

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#5 posted 12-21-2012 10:21 AM

A little late, but it would be beautiful if you had made the stairs in end grain… ( a lot more work, I know )

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#6 posted 12-21-2012 11:04 AM

Impressive. I loved the picture of the grain. This on my list to do. I consult you, pine do not absorbs moisture easily? And easily expands? This causes not peel off?.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#7 posted 12-21-2012 05:48 PM

I don’t know the answers to your questions. I did the stair tread job for a neighbor and had quite a bit of beautiful pine cut-offs left over. I did a little research on using the pine as cutting board material and learned that, in some parts of the country, it is quite common. Southern pine was labled as too soft, but other pines were considered up to the task. I’m not quite sure what type of pine I used, but figured if they were hard enough to be marketed as stain grade stair treads, they must be of the harder pine variety. At least that’s my logic. I’ll let you know how it holds up.

-- "The more we think we know about, the greater the unknown." Neil Peart

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#8 posted 12-24-2012 03:54 AM

The stair treads look great!

-- There is nothing like a Grateful Dead concert.

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