Walnut and SOFT maple in a cutting board?

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Forum topic by Cole Tallerman posted 07-19-2012 06:46 PM 3071 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Cole Tallerman

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07-19-2012 06:46 PM

So I got some nice chunks of 8/4 soft maple and although its called soft maple it seems pretty hard. Anyway, I was wondering if it is okay to mix it with hardwoods for cutting boards. Also I just realized, is soft maple going to be hard enough for cutting boards?

Thanks in advance!

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#1 posted 07-19-2012 07:38 PM


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#2 posted 07-19-2012 08:03 PM

Soft maple is just a name. Sure, it’s softer than hard maple, but it’s almost the same hardness as walnut & cherry. The colors and grain of red maple is usually more exciting than sugar maple and slightly more often tiger stripes appear in the wood.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#3 posted 07-19-2012 08:05 PM

Soft maple will make an awesome cutting board, please post pictures of your cutting
board when time allows.

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#4 posted 07-19-2012 08:10 PM

Cool thanks! hopefully it will be built by the end of this weekend.

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#5 posted 07-19-2012 09:16 PM

Good to know, I’m planning a cutting board (in my head right now, no SketchUp plans yet) and debating which woods to use. Thanks for posting.

-- Tristin King -- When in doubt, sand it.

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#6 posted 07-20-2012 03:28 AM

For God’s sake , never mix Soft Maple and Walnut together…you might end up with something like this !!

And it also hates to be anywhere near Cherry !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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