Cherry and Hard Maple cutting boards for Mom's Birthday

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Project by Everett1 posted 899 days ago 1334 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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#1 posted 899 days ago

This turned out great ,a cool gift for your mother.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 899 days ago

Great job, your boards look really good, your Mom will love them. If she is like my Mom she won’t use it because its to nice. LOL Enjoy. Look fwd to seeong more.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 898 days ago


Ken, your right. I have another one like this that I gave as a gift to a friend and she NEVER uses it!

Also edited the description. I used Gorilla Poly glue for them.

-- Ev in Framingham, MA

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#4 posted 898 days ago

Nice brick idea. I like it!

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

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#5 posted 898 days ago

Very convincing brick look! I haven’t seen one like it before. Nice work!

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.

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#6 posted 898 days ago

Well, I like it… very realistic.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#7 posted 898 days ago

Terrific idea. Your mother was thrilled I am sure. Would also make a great gift idea for a guy who enjoys cooking!

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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#8 posted 898 days ago

Good work. Nice board.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#9 posted 897 days ago

Looks almost like wraping paper.
Beautiful finish

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#10 posted 828 days ago

Looks great! Check out my Brickyard Table: same design in Paduak.

-- Dave

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