Basket Weave Cutting Board

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Project by kdc68 posted 323 days ago 4596 views 68 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun project to make. The woods I used were maple, walnut, and cherry. I used a home brew of mineral oil and bees wax for the finish. After some debating, the decision of installing the feet was the right one. I purchased them from Home Depot and swapped out the long screws that came with for some shorter stainless #6×1/2” panhead screws. The edges are eased with a 1/4” roundover bit. The individual blocks that create the pattern are 7/8” x 1-1/2” x 1-1/2” and 7/8” x 1-1/2” x 4-1/2”. The overall dimensions are 7/8” x 10-1/2” x 16-1/2”.

The jig lined with wax paper used in the glue up was a success. Just enough clamping pressure to see squeeze out and all the pieces remained flat and true to each other. Little effort was needed to level the slight variations afterwards. The wax paper did its job and peeled off easily. In the photo you can see I numbered the individual blocks for the sequence for which I applied glue and placed in the jig. I glued all 47 pieces at once; the numbers helped me move quickly and efficiently.

This board will be a Christmas gift for a good friend of mine who is a vegetarian. I think it will be perfect for her lifestyle and fit nicely with her kitchen decor….that is if I don’t keep this for myself. The photos of the completed board on the workbench in the shop don’t give this justice. The wood combos complement each other very well.

I got my inspiration from these fellow Lumberjocks. I want to say thank you to all of you. I appreciate the time each of you took to post these projects and blogs. The level of craftsmanship amongst all of you is top notch


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#1 posted 323 days ago

Very nice. I have always enjoyed the basket weave look.
Well done.

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#2 posted 323 days ago

Excellent block. Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 323 days ago

Thank you for the compliments !

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#4 posted 323 days ago

Very nice!The choice of wood species really work together.

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#5 posted 322 days ago

Great looking board and choice of woods. Inspired or not, you made it and it turned out beautiful.

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#6 posted 322 days ago

Yeah man, that looks flawless. I think this will be my next cutting board project.

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#7 posted 322 days ago

That is a real beauty. Looks perfect.

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#8 posted 322 days ago

great looking board kdc68 thanks for the post and the links got to try tis one day

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#9 posted 322 days ago

A very beautiful board! I’m sure your friend will appreciate it!

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#10 posted 322 days ago

Great looking cutting board. Your design is fantastic.

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#11 posted 322 days ago

Love the use of walnut. Thanks for sharing and the basket weave pattern is awesome!!


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#12 posted 322 days ago

Awesome job! Love it

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#13 posted 322 days ago

Looks great!

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#14 posted 322 days ago

Very handsomely done!

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#15 posted 322 days ago

Thank you everyone for the compliments !

And, thank you Lumberjocks for the Daily Top 3 !

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