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Cherry and Maple bookmatched (sort of) Cutting Board

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Project by CharlesA posted 395 days ago 943 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first project I’ve posted. It’s not nearly as sophisticated as most of what is posted here.

I saw a bookmatched grain cutting board so I decided to try one myself out of maple and cherry. It was a lot quicker to make than an edge grain, but won’t be as durable. Kind of a fun project and pretty quick to make.

The darker contrast opened up when I split the piece of Maple—uniformly light color on the outside. If I had better technique, the two halves would matched more closely—maybe next time. The Cherry has darkened a good bit over the last week.

I just added a pic that shows what the wood looks like now.





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Sanding2day

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#1 posted 394 days ago

Turned out very well… Are the pics dry? Imagine some mineral oil would really bring out the woods character and the contrast between the cherry and maple… Thanks for sharing, and welcome to LJs…

-- Dan

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CharlesA

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#2 posted 394 days ago

This camera shot makes it look a little lighter than it is. I used General Finishes Salad Bowl finish, and it is a bit darker now, although I followed advice that I got to make the finish very thin. I’ll see if I can get a better shot.

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 394 days ago

That is just beautiful ! The Cherry will continue to darken over time with exposure to sunlight and give even more contrast to the project . Nice job : )

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 394 days ago

Great job

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aussiedave

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#5 posted 394 days ago

Nice cutting board..beautiful grain pattern…well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#6 posted 392 days ago

Like the pretty grains and colors on wood. Great work!

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steliart

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#7 posted 391 days ago

from all cutting boards I have seen this one has the most interesting wood design. Nice!

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BigD1

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#8 posted 17 days ago

Hey….you’ve got my attention. Nice job. Woodworking is a progress in time. Keep up the good work!!!!

-- Donald Baty

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