Walnut and Maple Cutting Board

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Project by cckeele posted 11-16-2007 01:20 AM 5434 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had some leftover maple from the butcher block table I did so I ended up making a couple of cutting boards I can hand out for x-mas. they both measure 17 X 11 X 1 3/4”. I didnt have enough lumber leftover to do end grain boards or else I would have but thats just my preference. Tell me what you think :)

-- All donations should be made out to me and in the form of wood or tools ~Chris

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#1 posted 11-16-2007 01:35 AM

looks nice. I like that combo of maple and walnut.

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#2 posted 11-16-2007 01:36 AM

Very nice!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#3 posted 11-16-2007 02:28 AM

Ditto. Maple and walnut compliment each other quite nicely. Well done. I like the finish. Is that mineral oil/wax or salad bowl finish?

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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#4 posted 11-16-2007 02:53 AM

Beautiful cutting board. Walnut and maple always seems to go together well.

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#5 posted 11-16-2007 03:56 AM

Good one , Chris. I like them flat as well.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 11-16-2007 04:48 AM

They will stand out in any kitchen. Very nice design.

-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !

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#7 posted 11-16-2007 05:09 AM

Great design. I like the wood and the patterns. Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 11-16-2007 05:12 AM

The finish is Watco Butcher Block Oil which I believe is a combination of Tung Oil, Mineral Oil and Boiled Linseed oil. Im almost positive. Any butcher block cutting board or table would be well served by mineral oil alone if you ask me. The wood will absorb a lot of the mineral oil and doesnt seem to leave a finish. These combo oils definatley leave a finish very similar to multiple coats of Tung Oil. I found this in John Boos Mystery Oil and Watco Butcher block oil. I believe salad bowl oil carries similar ingredients but im not sure. I dont care to much for the shine of the combo oils myself, but its what I had available. so I think next time around im just gonna finish with mineral oil because with these im more concerened about the functionality than the flare.

-- All donations should be made out to me and in the form of wood or tools ~Chris

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#9 posted 11-16-2007 06:00 AM

Nice. As mentioned, Maple and walnut have always been a really nice pair. Nice to see a domestic cutting board look so nice and classic.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#10 posted 11-16-2007 08:44 AM

Can’t decide which I like better, the cutting board or the table. Both are very nice.

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#11 posted 11-16-2007 12:01 PM

Great looking cutting boards. Looks like some great Christmas gifts.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#12 posted 11-16-2007 12:41 PM

love the design you created. Nicely done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#13 posted 11-25-2007 06:27 PM

I think it’s beautiful and the recipients are going to be thrilled.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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#14 posted 07-27-2008 06:07 PM

excellent way to use up those leftovers : )

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

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