End grain cutting board wood types?

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Forum topic by Curtis posted 07-11-2014 07:40 PM 1368 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-11-2014 07:40 PM

I want to make a few 3-D end grain cutting boards. I have Black Walnut and Red Maple already. My question is could I mix Poplar with theses. I can’t tell exactly what kind of Poplar it is, the house I am about to buy has 4 Poplar trees each one being about 36” What do ya’ll think?

-- Col 3:23

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#1 posted 07-11-2014 08:49 PM

Well, by the time you have those poplars down, milled, stickered, and dried you’ll be a year or two older. If you want to start the boards sooner than that you’re going to need to get another wood source. If you’re willing to wait then great.

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#2 posted 07-11-2014 09:59 PM

Poplar is awful soft for cutting boards.

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#3 posted 07-11-2014 10:48 PM

Pick up some cherry and you will be in business.

-- Art

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#4 posted 07-12-2014 02:37 PM

I just built 3 and in the proses of making more and I used hard maple, walnut and purple heart.

-- Dick F,Burg Iowa

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