This cutting board was made with several types of wood. Some woods used were walnut, cherry, oak, and other hard woods. It took me a lot of gluing and sanding to finish this project. I first glued the original strips together, then put it through a planner to make it flat, cut the strips with a radial arm saw, then flipped every other strip to make the pattern. After the strips are done gluing i put the cutting board through an intense series of sanding, it took me maybe three days of just sanding. When making this project you can never use enough glue, or sanding. When i was finished sanding i routed the edges top and bottem, then put on many coats of mineral oil to protect the board.