|Forum topic by ol104||posted 09-05-2013 04:35 PM||774 views||0 times favorited||0 replies|
09-05-2013 04:35 PM
Hey all – a buddy of mine has asked me to make him a large cutting board.
I am inclined to go with an end grain board if i can find 8/4 lumber at a decent price, otherwise i will be going with face grain and using 5/4 to get a final thickness of 1”.
I have heard that oily woods dont do well but im not experiences enough to know which woods are overly oily.
I have also heard that open grain woods dont do as well in the face grain boards, so i presume this means woods such as Oak and walnut are not good choices?
I can get my hands on a lot of Ash, Red Elm, Hickory. Are those decent woods for cutting boards? My preference is to do an alternating pattern with 2 woods that contrast well against each other. SImilar to a Maple/Walnut contrast.