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759 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: maple cutting board natural edge

I am working on this cutting board. It has a natural edge. About 25” x 14” 1 1/2”. I am wondering which side to have as the top and which to put feet on, if any. I had thought the edge should be hidden to give the most top surface. but since I started to finish it, I am not sure. Any suggestions.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#1 posted 759 days ago

unique idea

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 759 days ago

Here’s “MY OPINION”, I wouldn’t put any feet on it. Let the new owner decide which edge to show. Another selling factor is that it’s a two sided board (without feet). They can cut on one side and then display the other side, win win. It appears that all the bark is gone so juice or water won’t collect in any bark type substance so you’re good. Very nice use of a beautiful piece of wood. This one will sell FAST.


-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#3 posted 759 days ago

Wow, Robert…that is not boring maple! That stuff is creamy!

-- Hugh~SoulShaker~

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#4 posted 759 days ago

The no feet suggestion is a good idea so that one side get the onions/garlic the other gets less odiferous items!


-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#5 posted 759 days ago

I would like to see the edge… JMHO

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#6 posted 758 days ago

Gotta show the live edge!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 758 days ago

How about putting a juice groove on one side and leave the other side plain….and no feet. It cannot walk so they really aren’t needed. ;-)

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#8 posted 758 days ago

Thanks for the comments. I will probably leave as is. No feet. No juice groove either. I can’t see most people cutting meat on this. Once I get a last coat of finish on it I will post in completed projects.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#9 posted 758 days ago

For the record, wood cups toward the bark. As cutting boards tend to get wet, there could be some cupping, so it all things are equal, put the bark side down. Even with being said, I, too, would put the live edge up! You have to take risks in life!!

-- Danny, Located in Perry, GA, Forester, Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill

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#10 posted 758 days ago

The board looks great- can you explain how you finished it? I have something similar and would like to do the same.


-- Ryan, Cincinnati, OH

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#11 posted 753 days ago

Edge up in my opinion. No feet. Want to take it a step further? Add a tray with a rubber bottom and ridges that the cutting board sits on. Keeps it from sliding on the counter while raising the board up so any liquids can drain off. Just a thought.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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