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Forum topic by Tom posted 12-01-2015 06:20 PM 516 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-01-2015 06:20 PM

My wife has asked for a large cutting board that will go over the sink and that will lock into place inside the sink and around the faucet. I’m not sure what kind of wood to use, I know that pine is out and that it should be some sort of hardwood. As for design…any suggestions would be good; my idea was to just join some planks along the edge either with dowels or biscuits, trim it, the finish with mineral oil.

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#1 posted 12-01-2015 06:43 PM

Walnut is good. As is Maple. Or even better Walnut mixed with Maple with a funky layout.
Search for cutting boards on here you’ll find loads of ideas and advice.
Glue – I suggest Tite bond III as it is waterproof and food safe.
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#2 posted 12-01-2015 07:38 PM

Here is one I made for that purpose. I used primarily maple with purpleheart, walnut and cherry accents. Notice the feet I routed into the bottom surface to lock it into my sink.

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#3 posted 12-01-2015 07:46 PM

Walnut, maple, and cherry are my go to materials. They all have a tight grain structure, they are pretty plentiful in my area, and they look good together.

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