Unique cutting board

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Project by Matt Vredenburg posted 02-28-2009 10:41 PM 7072 views 24 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cutting board was the result of a discussion and plan I found on Lumberjocks site by Dan Walters and Tony (he wrote up the plans). Link to another one on the site. I fell in love with the woven look of the maple and had to build one myself. I used walnut for the dark blocks, maple trimmed with cherry for the woven strips.

For the finish, I used a salad bowl finish – following Marc’s cutting board recommendation posted on the Pretty straight forward process.

Everyone I have shown this cutting board to has been amazed. From a woodworking perspective, it is pretty ease to make (skills wise), however it does take some setup activities that take sometime. Whatever you do, make sure you take your time to fill in (glue and sawdust) any small crevices between the pieces. No matter what you do, there will be some – just take your time to fill them in over and over until you don’t see any. Then apply the finish.

As a result of some of the comments, I have included a few pictures of the process (photos of each step) as a blog entry. Hope you have fun building your own.

-- Matt, Arizona

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#1 posted 02-28-2009 10:47 PM


I, for one, would be interested in seeing you process!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 02-28-2009 10:54 PM

Looks Great. I would also like to see the process pictures.

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#3 posted 02-28-2009 11:19 PM

That is Beautiful, I also would like to see your process pictures.

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#4 posted 02-28-2009 11:31 PM

Matt, you have reason to be proud of this…very impressive job. I will try one of these one day.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#5 posted 03-01-2009 12:02 AM

Nice one !

-- Not my woodworking

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#6 posted 03-01-2009 12:15 AM

Excellent Cutting Board! thanks for sharing.

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Matt Vredenburg

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#7 posted 03-01-2009 12:31 AM

Thanks for the kind words. I have posted some in-process pictures and also where to find the instructions I used to build this project. I am planning to build some for my family members in the near future – might try some more colorful woods this time around.

-- Matt, Arizona

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#8 posted 03-01-2009 01:55 AM

nice looking cutter…good job

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#9 posted 03-01-2009 02:50 AM

Very Very Nice. I would also like to see the process. I would love to make one. Thanks for sharing

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#10 posted 03-01-2009 04:17 AM

My, Oh, My!! will wonders never cease! That is gorgeous. Every kitchen in the world would love to have that :-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 03-01-2009 06:48 AM

That’s a great illusion. It actually looked liked some parts were raised at first glance, which would not have worked if it wasn’t made so well with such straight lines. Outstanding job! I haven’t made a cutting board since high school but it’s on my list now.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#12 posted 03-01-2009 09:17 AM

Wonderful job! just wonderful! My compliments. :)

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#13 posted 01-24-2010 05:03 PM

Very nice cutting board.


-- Robin Renee'

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#14 posted 01-16-2012 11:03 PM

love this cutting board. is there any way i could purchase one from you?

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