Kitchen Project This Cutting Board With The End Grain Showing On Top Harkens Back To The Old Style Butcher Block
Kitchen project this cutting board with the end grain showing on top harkens back to the old style butcher block is article about Magazine bookmarked by howard with ID 11476752486 was uploaded on 13-01-2019 and has been viewed 250,901 times.
Cutting Board Having the end grain exposed makes for a much more durable cutting surface.To create a contrasting design element, I used both maple and cherry for the board.If you can't find cherry you can use red oak or any other contrasting hardwood.
However, avoid using softwoods such as pine or fir.I have also included a groove around the edge for easy lifting.The cutting board is made from slices of glued-up boards that are re-oriented, then glued together again.
The first step is to cut the strips of wood.From the maple board, rip four 1 1/2" pieces and one 3/4" piece.From the cherry board, rip three 1 1/2" pieces.Lay out the strips ensuring that the 3/4" piece of maple is on one end, and the other pieces are laid out as shown in the above photo.
This will create the mosaic pattern for the board.Apply a generous amount of waterproof wood glue (such as Titebond III) to the mating edges, smoothing the glue to ensure it covers the entire surface.Clamp the strips together, making sure they lay flat and that the top surface is flush along the entire glued-up board.
This is important to reduce the amount...