In woods class for first semester we had to make a cutting board. Well, I decided that this would make a great Christmas present for my mom. So, I decided that I wanted this to be a legit cutting board so I used Walnut and Cherry. I used the school’s computer program to come up with at least an idea what it would look like in the end. So, to get started, I cut my strips down to width then I glued them together laying down, then after gluing together, I scraped down the left over glue off, then I used the planer to get the wood down to width, next I cut my board in to a little over a inch (you can do what ever you would like. But remember how wide you cut them that will be how high it sits off of the table.) then you glue the boards together when there standing up, then you scrap the glue off and sand and sand till it sits even. Which for me took forever!!! then I put on mineral oil to soak the wood so that way its food safe.