Basket Weave cutting board

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Project by ItsMike posted 06-01-2008 07:20 AM 6276 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my version of a end grain basket weave cutting board. It is 13×18x1.5” and made from 8/4 maple, african mahogany, and cherry. First pic is before the final sanding and the finish. The 2nd is after about 6 coats of mineral oil.


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#1 posted 06-01-2008 07:32 AM

Sexy. I really like those. Keep up the good work.

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#2 posted 06-01-2008 07:42 AM

great job !!

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#3 posted 06-01-2008 12:48 PM


This is a beautiful board. Nice choice of woods too by the way.

Well done.

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#4 posted 06-01-2008 01:43 PM

Nice looking cutting board.

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#5 posted 06-01-2008 04:36 PM

very cool…how long do you wait between coats?

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#6 posted 06-01-2008 04:53 PM

The board soaks up the oil fast so it’s only about 10 min between each coat. Since then i have put quite a few more coats on. Have to send it to my dad for fathers day now :)...

Thanks for all the comments!!


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#7 posted 06-01-2008 05:00 PM

it’s a nice board Mike, I’m sure your dad will love it!

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#8 posted 06-01-2008 06:15 PM

I like it !

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#9 posted 06-01-2008 06:32 PM

I like that.

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#10 posted 06-01-2008 09:12 PM

Nice design. The weaved look look works with the species you chose. I actually like the natural unfinished look, but the oiled is nice as well and will stand the test of time much better.

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#11 posted 06-02-2008 03:30 PM

Nice looking board. mike

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#12 posted 06-03-2008 06:31 PM

That design makes my eyes cross, It truly is a beautiful cutting board

Thanks for the post.

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#13 posted 06-04-2008 07:32 AM

Great job Mike! After seeing the other great weave pattern boards out here, I was thinking of doing an end grain version…you beat me to it. :) It seems like the end grain version will be more stable in the long term, plus since you’re not gluing end grain in a board like this it should hold together better too. And using the end grain colors to make up the longer parts of the visible weave is a great idea too. That makes for an easier glue-up than using longer pieces.

Thanks for posting this.

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