|Project by FlyingMLB||posted 11-24-2013 08:01 PM||862 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Did you ever have a set of those crappy wooden TV tables? You know, the ones that rock and tip over when you look at them? Well I had a pair thatI tried to sell in a yard sale, I even tried giving them away and finally decided to throw them away…well, I noticed they said on the bottom that they were “genuine hardwood”. So what the heck, I took one apart, cut it down, worked a little lumberjocks magic and ended up with a beautiful end grain cutting board. It’s about 11” by 13” and 1 1/4” thick. I didn’t think it would ever stop soaking up mineral oil. I’m not sure but i think it may be oak.
I haven’t done any end grain work for 20 years and nearly forgot just how much time and work was involved. (I don’t have a drum sander) However, the outcome was well worth the effort and the glue.
There’s a lesson here…if it’s wood, DON”T throw it away. Can hardly wait to see what the other table becomes.
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