|Project by Mr M's Woodshop||posted 02-12-2016 05:51 PM||500 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
When you go to a lumberyard, don’t discard the boards with sapwood or odd grain patterns. Find a use for them.
My favorite lumber yard manager loves to see me walk through the door, because I will pick through stacks of boards to find the ones that will be interesting when used. Never be boring.
The first picture is a small end grain cheese board or light weight cutting board; it’s approximately 12” x 10” x 1”. The board features cherry sapwood, along with black walnut & hard maple. The grain pattern of the sapwood makes a totally unique & interesting design.
The other pieces are all pure black walnut. The sapwood is what makes the boards, which generally sell very quickly. The first 3 are smaller boards, and were all made from 4/4 stock. The last 2 pictures are full size cutting boards made from 8/4 stock. They are approximately 16” x 20” x 1-1/2”. These boards sold for $300 each.
All boards have non-skid rubber feet held on with stainless steel screws. Routed finger holds are included as well. Boards are finished with mineral oil, and then a top coat of board butter, which is mineral oil mixed with locally-harvested beeswax.
-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com