|Project by Stephen||posted 08-14-2014 07:24 PM||2704 views||7 times favorited||18 comments|
I have gotten into the habit of saving every interesting piece of lumber I come accross and coming up with a combination that makes unique cutting boards. The first is probably the most stunning, an end-grain board made from some mineral stained poplar, cherry, and padauk. Once I cut it into strips to turn it into an end grain from an edge grain, I was amazed that I could configure it so it looked like an arrowhead.
The second board is an edge grained one made from some more mineral stained poplar, purple heart, padauk, and walnut. When cutting into the poplar to mill some lumber for a box I was making, I thought it would be neat to turn into a cutting board as well. The hardest part was trying to figure out what typles of lumber to use to accent the poplar. I don’t often use poplar in cutting baords as its on the softer side of the hardwoods, but these boards will never have a knife near them, lol.
The last board is just a simple end-grain walnut one. The interesting thing with it was that I arranged the wood in a way to create little stars with the lighter sapwood.
All of these boards were finished with walnut oil, which is my new favorite.