Super Simple Cutting Board Kicked Up A Notch

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Project by bubba1772 posted 12-03-2012 05:58 AM 1509 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Jury is out on whether it is an improvement over the last batch or not but if one color is good four must be better right? I was in too big of a hurry to take the pictures so these don’t actually have any finish on them yet just a dust removal wipedown with mineral spirits made the color come out. So what do you think, multi-colored or stick to just one flavor per board? This one is 11 X 17 X 1 1/4” Maple, Cherry, Walnut and Purpleheart.

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#1 posted 12-03-2012 06:39 AM

Beautiful board

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#2 posted 12-03-2012 07:04 AM

Nice board, Purple Heart and walnut tend to blend together once oiled. Experienced that with my first board. All colors are good choices for combinations.

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#3 posted 12-03-2012 07:31 AM

Looks good to me… but what do I know..

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#4 posted 12-03-2012 07:39 AM

I think people in general like lots of color. Me too!

Good job

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#5 posted 12-03-2012 08:57 AM

Great looking board, keep making them the way you like and people will love them.

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#6 posted 12-03-2012 07:00 PM

that’s a very nice board… I’m thinking though that the single species board is better. Adding in the other types of wood, you lose the ‘catchy’ nature of the grain

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#7 posted 12-03-2012 07:02 PM

I’m more of a two color cutting board kinda guy. I think the Cherry and Maple is my favorite match up. I’m a bit old fashioned though I guess. Nonetheless, this is a beautiful board!

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#8 posted 12-04-2012 12:43 AM

it looks nice, but since you asked about preference, I would take one board only with the two darker and another only with the the two lighter. I guess I follow StephenSchaad old fashioned route

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#9 posted 12-04-2012 02:42 AM

I like the multi-woods you used. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesnt.

It worked for sure this time. Beautiful board as is.

Once “finished” it will really POP !

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#10 posted 12-04-2012 04:15 AM

Beautiful harmony in these colors !

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#11 posted 12-04-2012 04:49 AM

Please tell me you used mineral oil and not mineral “spirts” as a finish as you posted.

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#12 posted 12-05-2012 12:02 AM

I think I am starting to agree with the majority and will not use so many different species unless someone wants it that way.

Bullethead – you read mineral spirits correctly, only not for a finish but just a wipe down to get the dust off. They will be finished with either mineral oil or salad bowl finish.

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#13 posted 01-01-2013 11:11 PM

Nice! I also like to use contrasting colors.

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