|Project by freestateworker||posted 12-18-2015 04:15 PM||748 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
Here is one of 3 cheese boards/light cutting boards I made as Christmas gifts. I had already wrapped the other 2 when it occurred to me I had no pictures. The boards measure roughly 8” x 10” and are about 5/8” thick. All the pieces are glued with Titebond III. The face grain strips and the strips of end grain blocks are attached with biscuits to reinforce the joints. The boards were finished with 3 coats of Howard Butcher Block Conditioner per bottle instructions. That really brought out the grain and provides a lustre not visible in the photo.
On this one the outer edge is birch, then maple, then oak. The end grain chunks in the middle are a mix of locust, sycamore, maple, oak, hickory, pine and maybe some poplar and ash. All of this wood was from either downed trees/branches in the neighborhood or salvaged from pallets. All three had the same design but the mix of woods was slightly different—one even had strips of quarter sawn sycamore and tulip poplar which were very nice.
Thanks for looking.