|Project by Stephen||posted 09-14-2014 02:44 AM||4537 views||9 times favorited||4 comments|
Here is one of my latest cutting boards.
Its a standard end grain brick style board, using osage for the bricks and walnut for the thin strips.
I like to make unique one of a kind boards, they seem to be the ones that sell the best for higher prices, and I like how this one turned out. At first I wasn’t going to make it an end grain, just make it a flat grain one so that I could have larger bricks, but once I saw how nice the end grain would look I went with it.
It took more time than any other brick style one I have done, mainly do to using the osage. Its not very common to find here, my sawmill guy just happened to get some and saved it for me. The boards aren’t very clear, it took about 8 feet of 6 inch wide lumber to get what I needed for this board, which measures 17×18” and is 1 inch thick. Osage reminds me of purple heart in its density and hardness, this is one heavy board.
Thanks everyone for looking!