|Project by TheLastDeadMouse||posted 01-01-2015 02:59 PM||1759 views||8 times favorited||9 comments|
I made this padauk and hard maple cutting board for my brother-in-law for Christmas. Although there’s things I’d do different next time, considering its only my third non-shop furniture project I’m quite happy with my results.
The board is approximately 15” x 19” x 2”, with end grain for the bricks and edge grain for the mortar. I was only able to get 4/4 padauk so I took one 8 foot board, cut it in half and face glued it, taking it as an opportunity to add an interesting grain pattern. I don’t have a drum sander, so I did the best I could at flattening it with my belt sander. The finish is two applications of mineral oil, followed by two of mineral oil and beeswax.