|Forum topic by Andrew||posted 01-06-2012 05:37 PM||2155 views||1 time favorited||3 replies|
01-06-2012 05:37 PM
I have made a few end-grain cutting boards. I decided to make a few long-grain boards just using stripes. I would like to frame the whole thing in, to give a nice border around the whole board. The two ends would have the grain going in the opposite direction (the “breadboard” ends).
I am concerned about seasonal expansion/contraction. I will be sealing the boards with either mineral oil or salad bowl finish (or likely a combination of both). The board will probably be about 11” wide (the “cross-grain” direction). Think this is anything I need to worry about for something this size with dowels/oblong holes or should I be fine?
I am thinking something like this, but probably without the “moat” (though that is a cool idea):
-- Andrew - Albany. NY