Framed Cutting Boards

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Project by sptfish posted 06-16-2012 04:00 AM 1163 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought these cutting boards needed a little something …more..
So I framed them.

The stripes in the checker boared are purple heart so I did the frame in PH as well.
The angled board is of Walnut and Maple, so I did the frame in PH. (ha ha..) Looks great and different
in a good way.

What do you guys think?

-- Sptfish, Naples, Florida,

4 comments so far

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#1 posted 06-16-2012 11:40 AM

they look nice, but i see alot of cross grain issues. hopefully you won’t have problems if they get wet.

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#2 posted 06-16-2012 01:44 PM

sptfish, AWESOME looking boards!!!!

bent, I see comments a lot about “cross grain” issues. I recognize that end grain and edge grain expand and contract at different rates. But, when you are framing out something like in this project, what can you do to prevent or mimize these issues? Thanks.

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#3 posted 06-16-2012 04:16 PM

I concur with the cross grain issue. I have had two boards I put together with frames pull apart. I had to cut off the frame and reglue the joints. I had framed one with Ipe and the other with Purple Heart. None of my boards without frames have had a problem.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#4 posted 06-16-2012 08:03 PM

I like these too… they all look familiar though…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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