LumberJocks

Old Maple flooring for a cutting board....would you use it??

  • Advertise with us

« back to Wood & Lumber forum

Forum topic by JL7 posted 03-30-2013 10:18 PM 2153 views 0 times favorited 56 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View JL7's profile

JL7

8399 posts in 2361 days


03-30-2013 10:18 PM

I acquired a bunch of old Maple gym floor cheap…..looking for opinions on whether you would use it for cutting boards. Of coarse all 4 surfaces would be cleaned up…....built a board with the material yesterday and finished it up today…

What do you think? Safe or not?

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA


56 replies so far

View boxcarmarty's profile

boxcarmarty

13292 posts in 1756 days


#1 posted 03-30-2013 10:27 PM

Hmmmm, Would you wrap your sammich in a pair of sweaty gym socks???

I’m just saying…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

View ShaneA's profile

ShaneA

6358 posts in 1994 days


#2 posted 03-30-2013 10:31 PM

I cant see any reason why you couldn’t use it. If no nails or holes remain, you should be good.

View JL7's profile

JL7

8399 posts in 2361 days


#3 posted 03-30-2013 10:40 PM

Marty – I can’t agree more…...but would the Maple care?

Thanks Shane…..that’s what I’m thinking…....

So the Score is:

NO – 1 YES – 1

Tie game.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

View bondogaposis's profile

bondogaposis

3934 posts in 1747 days


#4 posted 03-30-2013 10:47 PM

As long as you don’t use sweaty gym socks to apply the finish, I don’t see a problem.

-- Bondo Gaposis

View Dallas's profile

Dallas

3599 posts in 1883 days


#5 posted 03-30-2013 10:51 PM

Birds pooped in the tree that wood came from.
Bugs had carnal knowledge in the same tree….
Cows often got cow poop all over them before they were turned into meat…...

And your worried about a few gym socks?

Hahahahahahaha!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

View JL7's profile

JL7

8399 posts in 2361 days


#6 posted 03-30-2013 10:58 PM

Thanks Bondo….....now that you mention it…..I do sometimes use old socks for finishing…....uh oh…..

Dallas…..you have a way with words…....

So the score is :

NO – 1 (Marty) YES – 3

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

View AandCstyle's profile

AandCstyle

2503 posts in 1653 days


#7 posted 03-30-2013 11:03 PM

I say go for it. Besides, sweaty socks may impart that special “je n’est ce quoi” to your food prep. lol

-- Art

View boxcarmarty's profile

boxcarmarty

13292 posts in 1756 days


#8 posted 03-30-2013 11:30 PM

Ain’t nuttin’ like a ‘lil “je n’est ce quoi” to put the spice in your soup…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

View Elizabeth's profile

Elizabeth

814 posts in 2539 days


#9 posted 03-30-2013 11:57 PM

I don’t recall ever seeing people run around in their socks on the gym floor. If we use reclaimed barn wood why not reclaimed gym wood? Beautiful cutting board BTW.

View waho6o9's profile (online now)

waho6o9

7090 posts in 1973 days


#10 posted 03-30-2013 11:57 PM

Go for it.

View DIYaholic's profile

DIYaholic

19109 posts in 2071 days


#11 posted 03-30-2013 11:59 PM

Speaking from a TOTAL lack of experience….
I say go for it!
I think a little “toe jam”, on freshly cut bread, is the bomb!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

View Moron's profile

Moron

5032 posts in 3289 days


#12 posted 03-31-2013 12:06 AM

in a heart beat

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

View JL7's profile

JL7

8399 posts in 2361 days


#13 posted 03-31-2013 12:08 AM

All right…thanks folks….

The score is:

NO – 1 (Marty) YES – 8

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

View Dusty56's profile

Dusty56

11800 posts in 3084 days


#14 posted 03-31-2013 12:12 AM

I’m sure that you exposed all new wood surfaces in the milling process. I wouldn’t hesitate to use it : )
Nice looking board : )

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

View KelvinGrove's profile

KelvinGrove

1321 posts in 1308 days


#15 posted 03-31-2013 12:12 AM

While reading this to my wife I got down to Elizabeth’s post…at that point she said, “well, if a woman likes it, that settles it”. She then asked if it was pretty, so I showed her the picture. She says you probably don’t want that in your kitchen and she will be happy to take it off your hands.

-- Tim P. Calhoun GA. If traffic is passing you on the right, YOU ARE IN THE WRONG DAMN LANE.

showing 1 through 15 of 56 replies

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

HomeRefurbers.com