End Grain Sushi Board

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Project by fineamerican posted 11-30-2009 04:45 AM 4786 views 18 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This super thick cutting board is hewn from the end grain of solid Cherry, Walnut, with the center being Oak. The “ebonized” Cherry legs provide a slight ascent, with a slight taper, surrounded by Spalted Maple with a arch on center. The thickness of the board itself is 1.5”, with the legs added the overall height is 2.25”. These dimensions are easy on a space saving kitchen ad durable enough to withstand many years of culinary use. The end grain is easy on your cutlery as the fibers separate for the passing blade, and self healing by closing back together. This peice is finished in FDA approved Butch Block Oil by General Finishes.
Species List-
Cherry- N.America
Walnut- N.America
Oak- N. America
Spalted Maple-N. America

-- John A. Thomas, South Carolina,

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#1 posted 11-30-2009 04:48 AM

Very nice board John

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 11-30-2009 05:43 AM

i like this one… very nice

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#3 posted 11-30-2009 06:10 AM

I really like this cutting board. How did you ebonize the cherry legs?

-- Keith, Bolingbrook, Illinois. The way I figure it I only have the rest of my life to get good at this...

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#4 posted 11-30-2009 06:56 AM

Well done! I love the look of this cutting board.could be a nice box as well

-- Johan, South Africa,

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#5 posted 11-30-2009 05:14 PM

Beautiful! Love the dark legs on the corners! I have thought about framing end grain cutting boards, but talk my self out of it from concerns about expansion resulting in separation. Any comments on this?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 11-30-2009 05:17 PM

Great looking Booard, very nice work.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 11-30-2009 05:26 PM

Great board…like it a lot. Thanks for posting.

-- --It's not how long you live, but how you live that makes it a life.--

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#8 posted 11-30-2009 05:43 PM

Thats one great looking board.Who ever recieves this,I’m sure will be pleased.

-- Mike Wix

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#9 posted 11-30-2009 05:51 PM

what a beautiful board !

excellent work .

real ’ counter art ‘

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#10 posted 11-30-2009 06:01 PM

Wow this looks great!!

Newbie question – Would there be any concern about splitting/cracking on something this size due to the grain direction differences of the checkered center and the aprons?

-- James -

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#11 posted 12-01-2009 12:40 AM

Just my lack of culinary awareness – but what would make this a Sushi board? Is it a target size?

I know when I get Sushi it comes on a board about 4 inches wide and 10 inches long with a small bowl for wasabi and soy sauce.
I like the look of it the ebonized legs and spalted frame are a nice touch.

-- I don't trust trees. They're kinda shady

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#12 posted 12-01-2009 04:45 AM

Ive had some questions about wrapping the board concerning seasonal movement. To be honest Ive never made on this way but with careful application of glue I think movement will be minimal in regards to the maple moving from the board itself. Im open to any suggestions.

-- John A. Thomas, South Carolina,

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#13 posted 12-01-2009 11:43 PM

Wow, Beautiful! The legs and wrap are Great! a wonderful look.

So.. I did a end grain Black Walnut I wraped the end grain board in 2” of flatsawn Walnut. It held up great in the shop and in the house After two weeks of heavy use, I think as the beeswax and min. oil wore off and it took on moisture the end grain expanded and blew apart the sides. I ended up cutting them off and just going with the endgrain which was fine. I hope this turns out better for you, this is so nice, I’m a little worried.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#14 posted 12-04-2009 04:22 PM

I love the idea of wrappiing the board, might have to steal this one. Great looking cutting board.

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#15 posted 01-21-2010 03:49 AM

That’s outstanding!! your going to hollywood!

-- Carolina Panther fan!

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