|Project by thesoninlaw||posted 01-02-2014 10:30 PM||876 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
A co-worker asked if I would make him a slide-out cutting board as his was worn out. He brought me in the old one so I could get accurate dimensions and reuse the front. Ugh! The original was made of MDF with a thin veneer on top. It looked like he had been cutting into the MDF for years. He thought he was getting a plain board! He liked it so much that he asked me to build two more, similar but smaller to give as Christmas gifts. From center: walnut, maple, roasted oak, ash, zebra, roasted oak and white oak. A word on the roasted oak—a local winery hangs these charred oak slats in tanks and just pitches them when they are done. I have access to literal mountains of this stuff. Ok, they are actually more like hills, but they are several times the size of my house. Photo 3 is of the follow-up boards.