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Simple End-grain Cutting Board

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Project by Matt posted 10-17-2011 08:27 PM 1279 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My wife’s mother prefers a little more plain and simple, so I took the plain strips idea and turned it 45 degrees. Simple, quick, and easy.

-- Matt





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hasbeen

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#1 posted 10-17-2011 08:54 PM

Greetings from the socialist capital of America – California.
Why do you think they call it the ’left coast’?

I like it. Do you expect problems with the mitres on the corners?

Lee
Moreno Valley’s local has-been
Servant of the Living God.

-- I may not have a lot of good ideas, but some of them are just incredible.

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Matt

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#2 posted 10-17-2011 09:01 PM

It’s hard to see the seams on the dark walnut, but I didn’t actually use mitre joints on the corners. I know end-grain cutting boards tend to expand and contract more with the weather and washing than an edge-grain would. I would think mitres would be more susceptible to that so I try to stay away from them on cutting boards. I’m not exactly a seasoned veteran at it so I could be totally wrong.

-- Matt

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#3 posted 10-18-2011 07:55 AM

It’s different. I like it. Don’t let your banana fall off the wall….........

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 10-19-2011 03:33 AM

very interesting cutting board. what is the finished size of the board?? the only place i see seams is where the cherry is. again very nice

-- wiser1934, new york

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Matt

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#5 posted 10-19-2011 03:49 AM

The final dimensions ended up being 13” x 13” x 1 1/4”. I messed up on the tags; the lighter wood is actually maple and not cherry. I’ll have to fix that. The lack of overly visible grain in the maple made it hard to hide the seams. Perhaps the cherry would’ve done better, but the color was too close to the red oak and I wanted a good contrast there. So many options and ways you can go with these things I can just never decide! Thanks for the vote of confidence.

-- Matt

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