My version of the drunken cutting board project. I made four in this pass. (Madame President is lobbying hard for more.) The squares are maple and walnut and the banding is cherry. The two finished ones got several coats of mineral oil and then shellac (which is also food safe). My tip for anyone else doing the same project is to consider gluing up two or three strips at a time as shown in the second photo; this seemed much easier than trying to do all five at once. If I do another set I’ll probably build a glue-up jig to keep the board flat and even on one end during the glue-up. At least one of the boards I did had one strip offset enough to require a lot of planing, which I did by hand after the second glue-up because I was afraid of tear out.