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Over the sink cutting board ( made from 2x4s)

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Project by redesigningwood posted 01-27-2017 12:58 AM 766 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just as the title said, over the counter cutting board made from scrap 2×4 –
This is my first attempt with making a cutting board, there are cleats underneath that line up to the edge of the sink so the cutting board does not move. All knots ( and the gaps I missed at the end of a few of the 2×4s, whoops) were filled in with epoxy and re-sanded.

Finish is something called “cutting board oil” I picked up at the home depot, 5 coats.

Not perfect, but it was a fun little project.

-- Mat





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papadan

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#1 posted 01-27-2017 01:09 AM

I would not recommend using it for meats or poultry, Pine is too soft and you will not be able to clean it properly from the deep cuts. Otherwise a nice looking board, now use it as a pattern and make one out of hardwoods like maple so it is safe.

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#2 posted 01-27-2017 04:42 PM



I would not recommend using it for meats or poultry, Pine is too soft and you will not be able to clean it properly from the deep cuts. Otherwise a nice looking board, now use it as a pattern and make one out of hardwoods like maple so it is safe.

- papadan

That’s good information thank you, I was unaware that could be an issue. This will be mostly used for additional counter space (tiny kitchen) and as it was an experiment that turned out nice (in my opinion), I will remake it (once I find some cheap hardwood haha)

-- Mat

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#3 posted 01-27-2017 05:47 PM

Looks nice.
As mentioned soft wood is probably not the best for this purpose.
I made a similar one from a left over piece of 2” maple counter top. It over laps the top like yours and I routed the shape of the sink around the edges of the bottom so it fits tight on the sink and does not move around while in use.

-- Les B, Oregon

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