Pastry Board

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Project by brentmore posted 10-12-2013 10:22 PM 5292 views 14 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project is technically for my wife but in reality it’s very self-serving. I absolutely love pastries of all kinds and this project will help in their creation. ”Borrowing” ideas from a product that we saw in Williams-Sonoma, this pastry board features outlines for crusts, a small ruler, and a mini conversion chart for common dry and liquid measurements. I used some cypress that was left over from my Nakashima Table for the main panel and edged it with some beautiful cherry. The board is reversible and has a 1 1/2 inch lip to secure it to the countertop. The cherry edging is also recessed slightly on the sides to allow for easy lifting and carrying. Unfortunately the archival ink I used smudged very slighty. Though it dried quickly, I was a bit impatient and should have waited longer. The finish is shellac and poly for durability.

-- Brent,

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-12-2013 11:21 PM

Very nice looking work. I am sure she will love it.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 10-13-2013 12:26 AM

Almost looks like a Shooting board! LOL

Nice project… Your wife must do a lot with rolling out pastries…
... I think I could count on one hand the number of times my wife has done that since we’ve been married; coming up to 51 years. LOL

I think it’s an art to make really good pie crust…

Thank you…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#3 posted 10-13-2013 12:59 AM

i originally saw this plan from wood magazine quite a few years ago. very nice work. i made several of them, and sold them all.

-- wiser1934, new york

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#4 posted 10-13-2013 02:42 AM

Great idea. Nice work. Do you have a place to store it when not in use?

Now I might make one for my Queen. However, I might use the laser to etch the circles and tables.

Is that all solid wood or is it plywood with hardwood edging?

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#5 posted 10-13-2013 02:59 AM

Hi tyvekboy,

It’s cypress with cherry edging. We’ve got lots of cabinet space, so we’ll probably store it there when not in use. I would have loved to use an Epilog for the lettering, but I think my $2.50 pigment pen did the trick.

-- Brent,

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#6 posted 10-13-2013 04:29 AM


So self-serving! LOL But, a very nice gesture for your wife! The board is a beauty—nice design and workmanship.

We love pastries, too. Both of us make them, but I must admit I like my pie crusts better than my husband’s. I always roll them between two pieces of plastic wrap because I like them extra thin. (I make 5-6 crusts from a 2-crust recipe.) I couldn’t do that if I had to pick it off a board. It also works well for freezing the extras—placing it in a pie pan and leaving the plastic wrap on top. Hubby’s breads and rolls are usually better than mine so maybe I should make him a board like yours.

I hope your generous gift nets you many yummy treats.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#7 posted 10-13-2013 07:00 AM

very nice work, I love it

-- Gintaras,

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#8 posted 10-13-2013 10:20 AM

Very nice I like the add ons!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#9 posted 10-13-2013 05:38 PM

Very nice. Looks real practical

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#10 posted 10-15-2013 06:53 PM

Pretty cool! Nice looking job on that thing.

And the rolling pin? Tell me you made that too…

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#11 posted 10-16-2013 12:22 AM

Thanks everyone!

Underdog, I only made the board. I haven’t tried turning, but perhaps I’ll give it a go down the road.

-- Brent,

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