Mahogany End Grain Cutting Board

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Project by DarrylJN posted 717 days ago 1478 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife is leaving the nursing industry and has decided to go attend culinary school and she asked me to make a big honkin cutting board for the kitchen island. This is an end-grain mahogany cutting board that is approximately 16×23 x 1-1/2. This cutting board is made from over 160 pieces of scrap mahogany that I put together. I have finished this cutting board with 7 coats of General Finishes Salad Bowl Finishing mix with #0000 steel wool in between each coat. I think it took me about 4 weeks to make and it ended up being very time-consuming but I think she is happy so that is all that matters!

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#1 posted 717 days ago

That is quite the board Daryl and really turned out beautiful. What a great use of those scraps! I’ve tried my hand at a couple of these scrap boards, so I have some appreciation for the amount of work involved!

Great job!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#2 posted 717 days ago

Thanks! It was quite a process but I think it turned out pretty well.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#3 posted 716 days ago

Paraphrasing Crocodile Dundee, “That’s a cutting board !” Great use of scraps and, being end grain, it should be able to take quite a bit of punishment.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#4 posted 716 days ago

Thanks! My wife has already started using it and she loves it! I do have three pieces out of 160 that are side-grain which was a mistake on my part but Tiff seems to like the look so I am OK with it. It’s a bit of a monster but she said she wanted a “honkin-sized” cutting board so that’s what she got. :)

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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