Stove top cutting board

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Project by GoPhillies posted 12-08-2011 10:29 PM 3892 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After seeing all the great cutting board designs here on Lumberjocks, I got an idea how to cover up the griddle portion of my family’s range top. I went with a zig-zag design which really spoke to me. Trying to figure out how big to make the “blank” so I would have a large enough board to cover the area brought me back to middle school days. I had to look up the formulas for sine and cosine and thought I got it right but forgot about the little nubs at the end that needed to be cut off so the board ended up narrower than required which was o.k. just glued on some strips of walnut. The ends are breadboarded to the main body of the board. Woods are wlanut, maple and cherry with birdseye maple on the ends. Finished with mineral oil/wax mix. The second photo is before and third photo is after. Big difference if I do say so myself. Thanks for looking and thanks to degoose fand all the other board makers for inspiration.

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#1 posted 12-08-2011 10:52 PM

Very nice looking and a dramatic difference.
I do have concerns that it may scorch a little if any of the burners are on high…....the flames normally tend to escape around the bottom of a large pot and that would put them directly in contact with the edges of your board.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 12-08-2011 10:56 PM

I am suitably impressed.. really finishes off the stove top…no discernible slippage… so, well done. The choice of timbers also work well..look forward to seeing more…

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#3 posted 12-08-2011 11:18 PM

Very nice. I have something similar on my stove – the right-hand side is regular burners and the left-hand side is an indoor grill. I never use the grill and it doesn’t look very good, so I made a cutting board to cover it.

And I actually think it looks better with the “filler” strips. It seems more finished with a frame around the zig zag. No mistakes, just design opportunities!

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Blake Thornton

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#4 posted 12-09-2011 02:52 AM

That is a beautiful addition to the kitchen. I too rather like the edges like that and agree that it adds a finished look. The handles on the edges are also a very nice finishing touch.

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robert triplett

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#5 posted 12-09-2011 03:28 AM

Very nice addition to you kitchen. I like functional ‘stuff’. Who will be the first to cut on it?? I would probably consider Mike’s concern and add a metal L shaped flashing on the sides. Not attached. Leave a little space for heat to dissipate.
The wood and mineral oil could be flammable.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#6 posted 12-09-2011 05:42 AM

Pretty board design : )

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#7 posted 12-09-2011 04:37 PM

Wow, huge difference beautiful work!

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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#8 posted 12-09-2011 09:33 PM

Thanks everyone for your compliments and suggestions, I do take the board off when I use any of the burners next to the griddle….don’t want to risk it.

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#9 posted 12-12-2011 03:59 AM

Very nice board !
I am always worried about the fire hazard , be careful !


-- Kiefer

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