How to Make Your Own Cutting Board
Cutting boards are a necessity for any kitchen, and with a little time and energy, you can easily make one for yourself. In this clip, Eric Stromer uses two different kinds of wood to make an inexpensive fish-shaped cutting board that's not only durable, but giftable, too.
Line birch and maple slats next to each other. Glue them together with wood glue.
Clamp the pieces together and press down to ensure they're flat.
Once the pieces are dry, remove the clamps and begin sanding with a palm sander. Start with a 60-grit sandpaper and work your way up to a 220-grit to make sure the wood is nice and smooth.
Trace your template onto the wood and use a jig saw to cut it the shape out. Sand the edges.
Put a coat of mineral oil on the wood to keep it hydrated and to prevent cracking.
Items You'll Need
- Birch wood
- Maple wood
- Wood glue
- Palm sander
- 60-grit and 220-grit sandpaper
- Jig saw
- Mineral oil