Butcher Block Cutting Board

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Project by Thomas Porter posted 04-24-2008 05:57 AM 2085 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine is a fantastic chef and restaurant owner in Kansas City. He and I were talking about cutting boards and I told him I’d make him one. This cutting board is made of black walnut. It’s roughly 20”x25”x2.75”. I treated it with mineral oil only. No stains or finishes. I put Brusso brass feet on the bottom. It was fun to make. I’m thinking of doing a bunch of them at once because production wise this is an easy task. When it’s a one-off, this takes a great deal of time. I’m amazed at how many board feet it takes to do one of these. Costly, but worth it.

-- Thomas Porter, Phoenix, AZ,

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#1 posted 04-24-2008 06:21 AM

big and beautiful black Walnut ! Lil feet add a nice touch …may I ask the selling price ? :o)

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#2 posted 04-24-2008 08:34 AM

Very nice Thomas! The little feet are a nifty touch! Almost a shame to whack the heck out of it with a chef’s knife! lol. :)

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#3 posted 04-24-2008 12:15 PM

This is a beautiful cutting board, Thomas. I agree with Marc’s comment about cutting on this board.

Nice job and thanks for the post.

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#4 posted 04-24-2008 01:08 PM

I think it’s definately worth dinner!

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#5 posted 04-24-2008 02:25 PM

yea, the works including the best wine and biggest stake.

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#6 posted 04-24-2008 03:42 PM

Nice looking board!

I’m curious about your comment regarding how many bf it took to make. I’m figuring about 12 or so?

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#7 posted 04-24-2008 03:51 PM

Wow! that is a beautiful cutting board. It has great grain patern placement.

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#8 posted 04-24-2008 05:07 PM

When he ends up on the food channel, you’ll get your name out there. It is a nice addition to any kitchen.

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#9 posted 04-24-2008 06:00 PM

Nice cutting board!

Thanks for the post


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#10 posted 04-25-2008 06:32 PM

nice cutting board. the chef must love it. thanks for the post.

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