More boards from the crib!

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Project by jhawkinnc posted 11-02-2010 08:19 PM 1737 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After trying my hand at cutting boards with this project ( ), I had enough maple from the crib left over to make two more end grain cutting boards. And I added some scraps of walnut and cherry to provide contrast. I uncovered some really interesting grain patterns and textures within the materials.

Quite pleased with the results – hope you enjoy viewing these. Your comments are welcome.

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#1 posted 11-02-2010 10:23 PM

I just love the patterns..

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#2 posted 11-02-2010 11:28 PM

Great eye for putting together the patterns – very nice boards and a great use of “scraps”.

Next time you might want to include the dimensions – we are all very curious folk! ;-)


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#3 posted 11-03-2010 12:25 AM

Really excellent and intriguing patterns on these two. I like the one board of maple that has a little white flame sort of pattern running through it that carries across that row of the board.

Can’t tell, do these have handles at all? It doesn’t appear to have any sort of feet, so that’s why I’m asking… wondering how you pick them up off the counter?

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#4 posted 11-03-2010 03:56 AM

Thanks for your comments guys!

Bob – the smaller one measures 13” x 8.5” x 1.25”. The larger one is 14.5” x 11.75” x 1.25”.

Jonathan – no, I did not put handles on the boards. I did add rubber pads on the corners to lift it off the counter surface.

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