Here’s a new style cutting board that I made based on a cool design I found somewhere on the Internet. It is made of Maple with Walnut accent pieces.
The board is approximately 10″ X 14″ X 1 3/4″ thick and made of 10 one inch wide strips. The Walnut is inlayed on both sides of the board, creating a nice visual effect. It’s finished with several coats of food-grade mineral oil.
This is just one example of several of these boards that I made at this time. I actually ended up making sixteen of this style board for a craft show, using different types of woods for the inlay like Padauk, Jatoba and the Walnut.
Here are a few more photos:
One consideration I found with this style board is that at one end the inlay runs cross-grain. This can cause problems if/when the wood moves. Also, if you are making any amount of them fitting the inlays can be quite time consuming.
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