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I have one of those big plastic cutting boards. It is a pain to wash, rinse and store this sized cutting board. I wanted something smaller for a quick onion or pepper chop so I decided to make one.
This is made from Maple scraps I had laying in the shop. I used yellow glue. (I highly recommend using a waterproof or outdoor type glue) and finished with a food safe wood finish.

Step 1: Cut and mill your lumber

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I cut 6 pieces about 1.25" wide 1" thick and about 10" long. My table saw is square enough and my blade was sharp enough to get these square, the first time around :)

All of these dimensions are based solely on what I had in the scrap pile and the size I had in mind, so go crazy if you want . Most all regular cutting boards are made in the same fashion.
 
billyork2 years ago
I found them to be more stable and sturdy when you glue the larger flats together makes it a lot thicker and less absorbent
billyork2 years ago
I found them to be more stable and sturdy when you glue the larger flats together makes it a lot thicker and less absorbent
Rubysdan2 years ago
REALLY ENJOYED YOUR INSTRUCTABLE ON WOOD CUTTING BOARD YOU DO GOOD EXCELLENT WORK KEEP IT UP AND ADD MORE INSTRUCTABLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-) :-)
SlickSqueegie (author)  Rubysdan2 years ago
Thanks so much! There are more to come. Promise!
Sure you can buy one, but they're incredibly overpriced.

With it looking a bit mis-matched, I would have used a darker stain.
SlickSqueegie (author)  explosivemaker2 years ago
LOL Boards mismatched? darker stain? Your joking right?
No.

Do them separately and have nice contrasting colors.
SlickSqueegie (author)  explosivemaker2 years ago
Oh, I understand now... yeah, I just wanted something simple and practical... I thought you meant put stain on it...
davin_x2 years ago
Very nice. I have a few (store purchased) wooden cutting / chopping blocks, love them to death.
SlickSqueegie (author)  davin_x2 years ago
Thanks. This is my first wood cutting board and I love it too! I now wonder why I didnt make one sooner!