Simple Basket Weave

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Project by Mary Anne posted 1490 days ago 4409 views 39 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cutting Board
White Oak with Walnut accent
13” x 10” x 1-1/4”

This is a much simpler variation of the tight weave pattern that I did a while back. As long as you are careful to cut the blocks square and to size, this is a comparatively easy glue-up that gives a nice result. The grain direction of the main wood makes it look like two different woods, depending on your viewing angle, and the walnut accent pieces add to the basket weave illusion.

Thanks again for all the kind comments, help, and encouragement y’all have given me along the way!

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#1 posted 1490 days ago

Looks super Mary ann great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1490 days ago

Great job Mary

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 1490 days ago

This is just beautiful, Mary!! I love it! What a wonderful board!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 1490 days ago

Aahhh Beautiful !!
Bold grains really make this stand out.
Girl you are gettin’ good : )


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#5 posted 1490 days ago

That is just stunning, Mary Anne. If anyone asks how you did it, you can say, “Oh, I just took the wood and wove it together!” Nice job.


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#6 posted 1490 days ago

Simply great. I am still on the whistles and here you are making cutting boards like degose? It must be the racoon on your head! I love your projects, keep it up!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#7 posted 1490 days ago

Very nice, Mary Anne. There really is no end to the possibilities with these things.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 1490 days ago

alright Mary Anne ,

you are getting much better

and tighter as you mentioned .

keep going .

there is a mirage up ahead ,

it’s all yours (LOL) !

-- 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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#9 posted 1490 days ago

Another hit!! What are you doing with them?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 1490 days ago

That is a great board!!! There are alot of wild boards on here but if I were too build one for me, this is the type of board I would want to do. Easier on the eyes. Great Job.

-- Rusty

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#11 posted 1490 days ago

Such a perfect illusion , Mary Anne : ) What finish did you use on this one ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#12 posted 1490 days ago

niiiiiiice board Mary Anne this is going to bee a classic !

do you think she hit the costummers with them :—0


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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 1490 days ago

Way to go, Mary Anne!!!That is very cool and yet simple. You will need to give lessons you have mastered this so well….JIm

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#14 posted 1490 days ago

Another great board. I really like the way the grain goes two different directions.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#15 posted 1489 days ago

It has a rustic basket weave kinda look, i like it well done Mary Anne.

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