Another end grain cutting board.

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Project by tinman_362 posted 08-15-2011 03:09 AM 1343 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was in the process of making my dado shelf (project I posted prior top this one) while I was making this cutting board with my down time. The wood came from an old beat up dresser that we had that want worth fixing. After taking it apart, I decided to keep the top, which was veneered and had about for different colors of paint throughout the years. I was curious as to what the original wood looked like.

This is the original condition of the wood



After planing

I threw in some oak scrap for contrast. the final layout started out ugly as sin. I spent about an hour flipping pieces until I found this sudo -pattern. I sealed it with butcher block oil. I sanded it from 60 to 320 grit.

Prior to finishing it with butcher block oil

Any feedback is appreciated.

Thank you

-- Robert: Life is all about the stories ~

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#1 posted 08-15-2011 03:15 AM

Looks really interesting. I like the use of the oak contrast. But are you worried at all about the possible contaminants that might have been in the paint on the dresser. I don’t think I would use wood that had been painted like that for a cutting board. Just my .02


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#2 posted 08-15-2011 03:41 AM

bmolloy: I thought about that also but it had a veneer top on it. I planed it down well past the veneer and adhesive. With that in mind, I thought it would be ok but I’ve been wrong before.

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#3 posted 08-15-2011 04:42 AM

really interesting colours in this, very unique. I think I too though would be afraid to use it after the adhesive…

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#4 posted 08-15-2011 02:13 PM

Very pretty…...... However, I wouldn’t use it to eat off of just for fear some of the lead-based chemicals soaked into it.


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#5 posted 08-16-2011 01:51 AM

Very nice!
I would chop my meat and maters on that thing, right before I threw em into my teflon coated skillet…. or you could hang it on the wall..

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#6 posted 08-17-2011 07:31 PM

tinman this is stunning! You know what I hate more than anything else is people bleating on about (no offence guys) contaminants and cured finishes etc. Really makes my teeth itchy! I reclaim almost every piece of timber I use. The older the better and I tell you one thing….......I’d eat raw eggs n chicken off this board! Gorgeous :)

-- Al Carscadden, Panga Design,

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