|Project by SnowyRiver||posted 12-17-2011 06:16 AM||2172 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
I thought I was done woodworking until after the holidays when I was trying to use the pull-out cutting board in the kitchen and it started to fall apart. I felt it was time to build a new one. I also had some extra lumber so I built two.
The one with the trim at both ends will work nicely as a counter-top board, while the one with the single edge trim will replace the pull out board that broke. Both boards are 24” long and 15 3/4” wide.
I used maple and walnut in 3/4 inch strips and a wider walnut piece for the end trim. On the board under the counter I also routed a dado in the top and bottom of the end trim piece so the board can be used either side up and I have something to grasp to pull it out.
The finish is 4 applications of Howard’s Butcher Block Conditioner which is a mineral oil with carnauba and beeswax. I like this finish. It went on easily, and the wood absorbed it well. No odor, and it set up quickly. I buffed it and it gave the boards a very deep, rich appearance.
Now back to fixing dinner!
-- Wayne - Plymouth MN