Cutting board rack

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Project by RusticElements posted 05-22-2008 03:07 PM 8331 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When doing shows, real estate is is in short supply. I needed a way to save room on the table and cutting boards take up a lot of space. So I built this rack to display some. It takes 6 boards up to 1 5/16” thick and breaks down for easy transport. There are no screws or clips, it just slips together. It’s made of 1X4 pine and burnt for a rustic look. The finish is Coronado Aqua-plastic Urethane left over from a stair refinishing job I recently did.

-- Michael R. Harvey - Brewster, NY - - -

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#1 posted 05-22-2008 05:40 PM

great idea

-- Joe, Ga

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#2 posted 05-22-2008 10:41 PM

Looks like a great solution to the real estate issue.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 05-22-2008 11:28 PM

That’s a very cool idea.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#4 posted 05-23-2008 01:22 AM

That’s using your head!

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#5 posted 05-23-2008 04:18 AM

Michael that is a great idea. i have had the same problem as yours-limited table space.
thanks for the post. keep up the great work. love your cutting boards.

-- jerryw-wva.

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#6 posted 05-23-2008 04:27 AM

great idea….

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#7 posted 05-23-2008 07:32 AM

Nice boards, nice set up job. mike

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#8 posted 05-23-2008 09:28 AM

An elegant solution.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#9 posted 05-23-2008 01:31 PM

Thanks guys. I wouldn’t normally post something this simple and crude but I thought it might help somebody else with the same problem.

Just a side note, I forgot to mention in my initial blurb for this blog, the top 2 boards on the rack I made because of a request by someone at the last flea market I was at. She wanted a bigger board with a handle and grove, which I didn’t know how to do. So I said “sure, I can do that”. I saw it as a chance to buy new toys – I am now the proud owner of a template follower set :). The boards are maple and maple/jatoba and finished with Rustic Element Orange Wax.

-- Michael R. Harvey - Brewster, NY - - -

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#10 posted 08-10-2008 05:32 AM

super nice boards and a great problem solving rack idea !

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#11 posted 08-12-2008 12:04 AM

Just discovered this one Michael. Great job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 11-08-2013 01:58 AM

This is exactly the idea I have been looking for! I make and sell cutting boards at craft fairs and need something to display them better. Just like you. Thanks

-- Eric

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