Custom Oak/Maple counter top cutting board

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Project by Splinters posted 05-20-2008 09:50 PM 2317 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a custom Oak/Maple Cutting Board counter top order I received at the Kalispell Farmers Market. It measured 2 1/4 inches thick x 15 1/2 inches wide x 25 1/2 inches long. The maple ends were biscuited and glued to the main oak center board. The board was finished using a food safe mineral oil. It is going into a new house kitchen and was very well received by the client.

-- Splinters - Living and Loving life in the Rockies - -

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#1 posted 05-20-2008 09:53 PM

That is one beefy board!

You’re not worried about the cross grain opening up?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 05-20-2008 10:28 PM

yeah it was a heavy board, but thats what he wanted….haven’t had any problems to this point with the cross grain…made sure I got a got tight glue up and make sure the client knows to never soak the board in water or use a dish washer. Suppose it would tough to get this in a dish washer…lol

-- Splinters - Living and Loving life in the Rockies - -

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#3 posted 05-20-2008 10:45 PM

Is the board also double thinkness or only the edges?

Great looking board.

You could almost use it for a bench top.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 05-20-2008 11:15 PM

Hi Karson TKs…the top boards are 7/4 adding the bottom edges gave me the 2 1/4.

-- Splinters - Living and Loving life in the Rockies - -

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#5 posted 05-21-2008 12:33 AM

I like the simple look of plain oak. It’s attractive, but doesn’t look like it shouldn’t be used. Although, at that thickness, it’s as much a chopping block as it is a cutting board.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#6 posted 05-21-2008 12:50 AM


This is a beautiful board. I figure you used just over 6 bf in its construction. Wow that is a massive cutting board.

You did a good job on this.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 05-21-2008 01:40 AM

Now thats what I call a cutting board. Looks great! Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 05-21-2008 04:34 AM

Greet looking cutting board, and it should last forever. Really, as long as whoever owns it takes care of it. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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