Rustic Southwest End-Grain Cutting Board/Chopping Block

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Project by Matt posted 10-17-2011 08:23 PM 1978 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s another end-grain cutting board (this one for Mom). Her favorite color being purple, I went with Purple Heart for the focus wood. I’ve decided it’s much too hard/dense to be fun for sanding…who knew. I took a little inspiration from a southwest style and tried to go a little rustic and make it look a little aged with some intentional digs into the feet. The two pictures are pre- and post-oil/wax.

-- Matt

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#1 posted 10-17-2011 10:15 PM

Nice looking board. I don’t believe I have seen one like that.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#2 posted 10-17-2011 10:26 PM

Thanks. I tried to make something unique and personal since it was a gift. In the future, I don’t think I’ll put purple heart and walnut next to each other very often unless going for some kind of gradual transition with other steps along the way.

-- Matt

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#3 posted 10-18-2011 12:24 AM

That is really nice. It is quite the inspiration.

-- Couldn't think of anything clever. I LIKE WOOD

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#4 posted 10-18-2011 01:17 AM

Sweet. I like that design!

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

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#5 posted 10-18-2011 02:14 PM

Awesome, should be hanging on the wall !!!

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#6 posted 10-19-2011 03:54 AM

Haha, thanks. As much time as I spent on that thing she better be using it to cut up veggies though.

-- Matt

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