Pastry Board

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Project by brentmore posted 284 days ago 1760 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project is technically for my wife but in reality it’s very self-serving. I absolutely love pastries of all kinds and this project will help in their creation. ”Borrowing” ideas from a product that we saw in Williams-Sonoma, this pastry board features outlines for crusts, a small ruler, and a mini conversion chart for common dry and liquid measurements. I used some cypress that was left over from my Nakashima Table for the main panel and edged it with some beautiful cherry. The board is reversible and has a 1 1/2 inch lip to secure it to the countertop. The cherry edging is also recessed slightly on the sides to allow for easy lifting and carrying. Unfortunately the archival ink I used smudged very slighty. Though it dried quickly, I was a bit impatient and should have waited longer. The finish is shellac and poly for durability.

-- Brent,

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 284 days ago

Very nice looking work. I am sure she will love it.

-- 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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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 284 days ago

Almost looks like a Shooting board! LOL

Nice project… Your wife must do a lot with rolling out pastries…
... I think I could count on one hand the number of times my wife has done that since we’ve been married; coming up to 51 years. LOL

I think it’s an art to make really good pie crust…

Thank you…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 284 days ago

i originally saw this plan from wood magazine quite a few years ago. very nice work. i made several of them, and sold them all.

-- wiser1934, new york

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#4 posted 284 days ago

Great idea. Nice work. Do you have a place to store it when not in use?

Now I might make one for my Queen. However, I might use the laser to etch the circles and tables.

Is that all solid wood or is it plywood with hardwood edging?

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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#5 posted 284 days ago

Hi tyvekboy,

It’s cypress with cherry edging. We’ve got lots of cabinet space, so we’ll probably store it there when not in use. I would have loved to use an Epilog for the lettering, but I think my $2.50 pigment pen did the trick.

-- Brent,

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#6 posted 284 days ago


So self-serving! LOL But, a very nice gesture for your wife! The board is a beauty—nice design and workmanship.

We love pastries, too. Both of us make them, but I must admit I like my pie crusts better than my husband’s. I always roll them between two pieces of plastic wrap because I like them extra thin. (I make 5-6 crusts from a 2-crust recipe.) I couldn’t do that if I had to pick it off a board. It also works well for freezing the extras—placing it in a pie pan and leaving the plastic wrap on top. Hubby’s breads and rolls are usually better than mine so maybe I should make him a board like yours.

I hope your generous gift nets you many yummy treats.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#7 posted 284 days ago

very nice work, I love it

-- Gintaras,

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#8 posted 284 days ago

Very nice I like the add ons!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#9 posted 283 days ago

Very nice. Looks real practical

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#10 posted 281 days ago

Pretty cool! Nice looking job on that thing.

And the rolling pin? Tell me you made that too…

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#11 posted 281 days ago

Thanks everyone!

Underdog, I only made the board. I haven’t tried turning, but perhaps I’ll give it a go down the road.

-- Brent,

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