Mineral stained endgrain cutting boards

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Project by Andrew posted 395 days ago 814 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while ago, I came across a hunk of 8/4 maple that had a weird mineral stain on the end grain. I figured I’d feature it in a few end grain boards. They weren’t all that complicated to make, but the pattern is surely unique. I made sets of bookmatched pairs to create the pattern.

I posted the first board I made with that piece of maple here.

These two boards used the remainder of that piece of maple. Maple, Ash and Jatoba. I wasn’t sure how ash would work in an end grain board, it’s a bit porous, but has nice end grain. I put it at the edges of the board so they wouldn’t see much use.

The last picture shows the board after the initial glue-up.

They are about 12”x15”x1”. Finished with GF Salad Bowl finish diluted 50%

Thanks for looking.

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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#1 posted 395 days ago

they’re both fantastic looking boards : )

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#2 posted 395 days ago

Those are fantastic boards. love it when you can find some nice looking endgrain. TFTP


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#3 posted 394 days ago

That’s what we’re about here. Displaying natures beauty. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#4 posted 394 days ago

Two very nice cutting boards….simply beautiful.

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#5 posted 394 days ago

Looking good boards! I like them! Very interesting patterns!

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#6 posted 394 days ago

Very nice looking boards… Thanks for sharing…

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#7 posted 392 days ago

Lovely cutting boards! Like the interesting figures and patterns which really stand out with the finish. Great work!

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