LumberJocks Woodworking Forum banner
  • Please post in our Community Feedback thread for help with the new forum software! If you are having trouble logging in, please Contact Us for assistance.
Showcase cover image for Nope...not a cutting board

Project Information

End grain, yes (mostly)...cutting board, no. I made a set of these coasters for my dad for Fathers Day. They are 4 inches square and about 3/16 of an inch thick. The woods include cherry, walnut, spalted maple, purpleheart and leopard wood. They have 5 coats of polyurethane, which I hope will protect them from moisture. I added cork feet as they are incredibly smooth and slick…I hope this will keep them from sliding on a table. The truth is, according to mom, they will not be used as coasters but rather appreciated as art in the living room. Just like a mom huh? I am north of 50 years old and she is still hanging my stuff on the fridge. Thanks for looking.

Gallery

Comments

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,361 Posts
Nice use of scraps. I might do something similar with mine. Thanks for sharing!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
80 Posts
So does that mean when you make your cutting board you will put magnets on the back to hang it on the fridge?

Brady…
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,569 Posts
Very attractive fridge decorations.
I have made a variety of things (often small bowls) for people to use but they end up being displayed on a shelf or table instead of being used. Hard to get around that.

My spouse complains about some flat smooth coasters I made because "sweat" from the glasses makes a seal between the coaster and the glass and when you pick up the glass the coaster comes with it….then falls off dripping water. So I make the shallow cup shaped coasters and put cork or felt type liners that absorb the moisture.
 
Top