End Grain Cutting Board

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Project by FlyingMLB posted 11-24-2013 08:01 PM 1055 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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#1 posted 11-24-2013 08:35 PM

Nice save! Turned out great…..

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#2 posted 11-25-2013 12:47 AM

This, your creek saved candle holders and the other end grain board you have just posted are all extra fine craftsmanship on your part Thanks for sharing all.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#3 posted 11-25-2013 02:34 AM

Sure looks better as a cutting Board! Nice work,

-- Smitty

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#4 posted 11-25-2013 02:57 AM

Nice board. Next time I find one of those tables, I know what to do with it.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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