Easy way to make a good cutting board

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Forum topic by BentheViking posted 05-20-2011 06:30 AM 1441 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-20-2011 06:30 AM

Years ago my parents got a cutting board that I have always loved. The cutting board is fairly basic, the neat thing about it is there is a collapsible basket on top that rises up (cut the cheese and pepperoni on the board, have the bread and crackers in the basket). Concept wise the basket portion is similar to the one shown here.

To have a good sized basket you would need to start with a fairly large cutting board. I had thought about just buying one somewhere, but anything I have found that is somewhat affordable, is a cheap little thing made from bamboo.

Anyone have any suggestions on a good easy way to make cutting boards. Also any suggestions on which woods are particularly good to use. Or anything that is a definite no-no?

Thanks in advance.

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#1 posted 05-20-2011 12:48 PM

Bent, you might want to take a look at Degoose’s (Larry) blog. Larry is the undisputed cutting board champion of the group and is conducting teaching how to make a cutting board that you might be interested in following.

The referenced blog has some good info in it about wood selection.

And let me welcome you to LJs. It is good to have you on board as a member of the group.

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