Cutting Board Table

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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 01-23-2011 04:04 PM 3353 views 7 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch


Decided cutting boards should be more versatile. Can’t stand the idea of cutting on some of these boards.

I combined the “Little Tables” project with the “Woven” cutting board project. Is this a good idea? My wife loves each project individually but not the “combined” project. She thinks it’s “too busy”. I think it’s interesting and fascinating.

What do you think?

Jan 23, 2011

-- Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 01-23-2011 04:14 PM

Wow, very nice. If your wife doesn’t like it send it to mine! Taken it to the next level my friend. I think this is very special and should make a new craze on LJ’s

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#2 posted 01-23-2011 04:36 PM

No, it is not “too busy”. It is very attractive and shows real craftsmanship. Very cool. Thanks for posting.

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#3 posted 01-23-2011 04:42 PM

Hey Bob,

These are great looking projects.

Very nice work.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 01-23-2011 04:43 PM

The only thing I see that is busy is you my friend, it a cool looking design. It nice to see your in the shop enjoy what you like to do, keep’em coming.

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#5 posted 01-23-2011 04:58 PM

Love it!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#6 posted 01-23-2011 05:11 PM

I think it is great and a very nice patter that you chose! Thanks for sharing

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 01-23-2011 05:11 PM

Well, if she doesn’t care for it, I guess you have an amazing piece to set your coffee on in the shop!

Maybe try making the base a bit simpler and see if she likes that? Think: Simple apron and legs with straightforward joinery to keep the focus on the top. Maybe she’d like something more like that?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#8 posted 01-23-2011 05:18 PM

Bob: A great looking table. Just because she thinks that it’s too busy doesn’t mean that it’s not great.

-- 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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#9 posted 01-23-2011 06:43 PM

I think it is a great idea, nice work.

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#10 posted 01-23-2011 06:52 PM

I like it. You may be copied. I am thinking maybe a checker board for the family room. Nice!

-- Duane, Iowa

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#11 posted 01-23-2011 07:04 PM

Bob, I think it is a great idea.

I think it is a very practical table.


Want to do a 35ft x 25ft one for us?

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#12 posted 01-23-2011 11:21 PM

Nicely done! Couldn’t bear to use it as a cutting board, though!

-- Andrew, Western MA,

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#13 posted 01-23-2011 11:25 PM

Very nice I like this design and top very much thanks for showing us.Alistair

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#14 posted 01-24-2011 06:50 AM

Hey Bob ,

it’s really nice project , top design look very attractive with 2 colors combination !
Thanks for sharing

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#15 posted 01-24-2011 07:40 AM

Hey Bob!
Very nice weave project. But I think it needs to be bigger.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Marty Ohio

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