Maple & Cherry End Grain Cutting Board

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Project by TyKinney posted 09-08-2015 05:28 AM 623 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first cutting board/butcher block. Made it for my sister and husband as a wedding gift.

Made from Maple and Cherry in a striped pattern, all end grain. It is 22”x19”. Used a wood burner to burn their names into the front edge.

Thanks for looking.

-- Tyler

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#1 posted 09-08-2015 10:23 PM

First? I spotted it from the thumbnail. I think it’s genius. The endgrain gives a woven pattern interrupted by the bright bands. Almost like a bundle of wheat thing from a distance. The bands make me think of Indian corn kernals on the cob. I really like it and I’ve seen thousands of cutting boards. I’ll watch below to see if anyone else is getting a subtle Southwestern vibe out of it.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 09-08-2015 11:02 PM

Thank you for the compliments!

-- Tyler

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#3 posted 09-13-2015 11:44 PM

That’s some awesome patterns it created. How thick were the pieces you used?

-- Rich, Kentucky

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#4 posted 09-14-2015 01:32 AM

I used 1&1/2”(6/4) stock. I believe I cut them to 2&1/2” strips for the first glue up. Crosscut the first glue up into 1&1/2” strips so when flipped to end grain up the board would be that thick.

Hope that makes sense! The maple has a cool look to it with the light and dark variances. The cherry end grain really pops though.

-- Tyler

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