End grain cutting board size & design

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Forum topic by CBeats posted 07-31-2013 08:53 PM 1180 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-31-2013 08:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: purpleheart maple cutting board end grain

Hey again,

My cousin asked me to make him an end grain cutting board. I showed him some pictures of some and he likes the Wood Whisperer’s design (maple and purpleheart).
I would have no problem doing it except he wants it 24×18
I was starting to sketch it out and I’m wondering, would it look abnormal being 18” wide? With that design he likes, I personally feel like it would look a tad odd being so wide.

PS. Thanks everyone who answered my last question, I’ll get a picture up of that board later when its done.


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#1 posted 07-31-2013 08:55 PM

18×24 would make a nice cutting board. I’m considering that size myself.

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#2 posted 08-01-2013 04:06 AM

You might be surprised how much wood it takes to make one that size.End grain is the way to go, long grain cutting boards are just silly and hard on knives!

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#3 posted 08-01-2013 04:41 AM

Might be kinda heavy.

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