|Project by Everett1||posted 02-06-2012 05:53 PM||1445 views||8 times favorited||10 comments|
Wanted to make something for my Mom since I started taking up the woodworking hobby.
Made with Cherry for the “bricks” and Hard Maple for the “mortar”. It is all End-Grain.
It was interesting making the thin strips of Maple for the mortar line that runs straight across the boards. A lot of cutting and glue ups. The bricks themselves where made with the typical flipping every other strip method.
Finished with a few coats of Salad Bowl finish from General Finishes. I’m thinking of moving towards a Mineral Oil/Beeswax finish in the future though. I glued it all together with Gorilla Glue Poly glue. A lot of people seem to not like the stuff, but I like how for cutting boards it fills up ANY little spaces there may be. I have another board with that glue in our kitchen and it has seemed to hold up really well.
-- Ev in Framingham, MA