Epoxy for cutting board feet?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Designing Woodworking Projects forum

Forum topic by BinghamtonEd posted 587 days ago 665 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View BinghamtonEd's profile


1203 posts in 972 days

587 days ago

I’m wrapping up my edge grain cutting boards for Christmas presents. I plan on attaching 4 small feet to each board to keep it from slipping. I’ve got these ready to go.

It looks like you can just drill a hole and shove these in and they fit pretty tight, however I was thinking that if one came out, I didn’t want it to go down the drain and be lost forever. I bought some 5-minute epoxy and plan on putting a dab of that in each hole before putting the foot in, then once they’re all in, proceed with oiling the boards. Any reason not to epoxy the feet in?

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

6 replies so far

View lew's profile


9953 posts in 2357 days

#1 posted 586 days ago

I think that would work, OK.

I bought some larger ones that are “sticky” but didn’t trust that to hold very long. Used some short #6 screws and washers to hold the feet in place.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View jat's profile


53 posts in 1374 days

#2 posted 586 days ago

I never put on feet. I have found that most people want to be able to use both sides or use one side and turn the clean side up for show.

View Biff's profile


126 posts in 616 days

#3 posted 586 days ago

Yeah, well some of us have to put feet on the cutting board so they don’t wobble. Gotta get a drum sander!

-- Interested in Oregon property? Visit me at

View DrDirt's profile


2363 posts in 2344 days

#4 posted 586 days ago

I would not use epoxy I would put a little blob of silicone, as it can be cut out later if you need a new rubber foot.

Epoxy will be a solid crust that you are ” stuck with” later in the boards life.

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

View runswithscissors's profile


897 posts in 627 days

#5 posted 586 days ago

I’m also dubious about epoxy sticking securely to polyvinyl. DrDirt probably has it right.

View AandCstyle's profile


1261 posts in 859 days

#6 posted 586 days ago

To keep them from slipping, just put a hand towel under them during use.

-- Art

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase