|Project by Dean J||posted 02-06-2010 10:05 PM||2081 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
Hickory and rock maple, finish is Watco Butcher Block, and I used Titebond II to hold it together.
I basically followed the easy directions on The Wood Whisperer to make an endgrain cutting board. The images, in reverse order, are the first glue up, after the first sanding, the second glue up, the second sanding, and two finished pictures of the board.
The first time I finished this, I didn’t thin the final coat (the can said “do not thin”!), and the final coat was waaay too thick and uneven. I don’t want a thick coat, or any build up, so I sanded that back off, and did one final coat of thinned finish.
Not a hard project, just a bit time consuming, but now I have an upgrade in the kitchen that should last for many years. Learned a bit along the way, so this seems like an all-around win for me.