How to make a wooden cutting board Step 1: Flatten the board first. The board I used was just over 8” wide, making it too wide to be flattened on my 6” wide jointer. After cutting the board to rough length for two cutting boards, I placed the board on top of my table saw, which is the flattest surface in my shop, to determine whether it was flat.
Cutting boards are one of the most popular DIY woodworking projects for beginners. They make great gifts and can be customized in a whole host of ways.
Cutting boards are a great way to use up scrap hardwoods and make awesome gifts. Today I’m sharing the steps I take to make a cutting board. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.
You can make a cutting board in 5 easy steps. Prep the stock for the DIY cutting board; Layout the cutting board design; Glue-up the wooden cutting board; Final shape the cutting board; Sand and oil the DIY cutting board; 1. Prep the Stock for the DIY Cutting Board. These are the outcast boards I wanted to find a use for.
Place pieces of parchment paper over scrap wood to prevent cutting board pieces from sticking to scraps when glued. Place 16" x 6-3/4" piece in center with two 16" x 4-3/4" pieces on either side. Make sure to alternate the end grain to minimize warping; for example, the arc of the grain on the center piece should face up and the grain on the two end pieces should point down.
So far on the list a wood and glass night light, a leather purse, a tree stump drill bit holder, fine art drawings, wood and steel noteboards, and a walnut pencil, oh and this cutting board below…now let’s get on down to it.
Wooden cutting boards and utensils should NEVER go through the dishwasher! The high heat and humidity in dishwasher will cause the wood to warp and split. The best way to wash wood tools is with soap and water, then towel dry.
Learn how to make a butcher block chopping board with a notch for scraping food into a bowl. The homeowner in this project is also a great cook who wants to make a very solid chopping board that will not warp or move as she cuts.
Seal the cutting board with your favorite food safe finish. I like to soak the cutting board in a layer of mineral oil. Allow the oil to absorb into the wood before wiping away excess. Over time and use, you may need to reapply mineral oil to refresh the cutting board.