Cutting Board/Tray Table

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Project by mountainheart posted 1244 days ago 2220 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this Cutting Board into a multifunctional tray table as well. Its made of Purple Heart, Maple and a Cherry Tray.

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#1 posted 1244 days ago

That’s a great idea, and well executed!

-- Robb

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#2 posted 1244 days ago

Very nice design indeed…BC

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#3 posted 1244 days ago

Very handsome design.
I like it.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 1244 days ago

Great idea, and looks great!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#5 posted 1244 days ago

Gorgeous and smart. Tks for sharing.

-- Paul, Plantagenet, Ontario

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#6 posted 1244 days ago

Beautiful indeed…I like the wrap around grain flow as well : )
I hope it survives seasonal movement alright !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 1244 days ago

really neat design and idea, looks like lots of patience was involved

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#8 posted 1244 days ago

Well done! Love the idea, would like to hear more about how you came up withthe design. Nice job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 1244 days ago

What a great idea! Sweet!


-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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#10 posted 1244 days ago

Nice design. Great job

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#11 posted 1244 days ago

Thank you all for your comments. I suppose the design is mostly inspired by my own personal touch and a combination of the great ideas I have seen here on lumber jocks. It did not take to much patience as far as the checker board style goes. It was just a matter of proper gluing and lots of cutting as most of you know who have built similar projects. It was rather difficult to put the cherry tray on as I went about it the wrong way by trying to glue everything at once instead of gluing the tray and then putting it on the board. The clock was ticking when I started gluing but I managed to conquer it. I only applied butcher block mineral oil to it. I was actually wondering if anyone knows if that is sufficient or if I should apply some type of bees wax?

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#12 posted 1244 days ago

If it was me, I’d was the tray side and leave the cutting board side with just the food safe oil.
Another suggestion if you make another one is to make the tray a little deeper and cut hand holds in the ends. Makes it easier to pick up, especially if it’s full of tea cups with tea in them.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#13 posted 1243 days ago

Very, very nice. Might have to try this.

-- Dale in Bellevue, NE

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#14 posted 1014 days ago

How is this beauty holding up for you so far ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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