3D Cutting Board

19,419

240

26

Introduction: 3D Cutting Board

About: I'm 15 and live in Irene SD. I like to make all kinds of stuff from drift trikes to bookshelves. Go and check out my YouTube channel CreativeCreations for more projects and how-to’s.

Dazzle the guests at your next get-together with this amazing 3D cutting board! Or create a gift for that "hard to buy for" person on your list.

Step 1: Materials

Depending on the size of the cutting board you are planning to build, you will need different lengths of wood.

- Cherry

- Walnut

- Maple

- Table saw

- Sander

- Planer

- Wood glue

- Butcher Block Oil (for the finish)

Step 2: Planing

Plane all three types of wood to the same size. I cut and planed my pieces of wood down to about 1 1/2" by 1". The lengths were various sizes.

Step 3: Cutting

There are many different methods used to make a diamond shape out of each type of wood. I chose to use the miter saw method. Set the miter saw to 30 degrees. Cut the end off of the piece of wood. Measure from end to end on your cut, use this measurement to set up a stop on the miter saw. Now cut all the wood into diamond-shaped pieces.

Step 4: Start Gluing

After cutting all the pieces, start gluing them all together until you have enough for your cutting board. Once again, this will depend on the length and width you desire your cutting board to be.

Step 5: More Gluing

After the glue dries on the smaller pieces, lay them out the way you want them, making sure to have them in the same pattern . Place pieces of wood along the outside. Then glue and clamp all the pieces together.

Step 6: Cutting... Again

After the glue dries, plane the cutting board down. Then cut off the excess pieces to create a straight edge on the cutting board.

Step 7: More Gluing and Cutting

Cut some wood for the trim around the cutting board. (I chose walnut for the trim.) Glue the trim around the cutting board on two opposite sides. Then after it dries, cut the leftover material off. Do again on the other two sides. then plane it down. Now it's almost done.

Step 8: Beauty Work

If there are any cracks or holes, just mix some sawdust and glue together and scrape it on the spots. Then sand it off and it should look pretty nice.

Step 9: Finishing Up

Use a 1/4" router bit around all the edges. Sand it down until your happy with it. To finish the cutting board I put a couple of coats of butcher block oil on it. I also put some cork pads on the bottom (make sure to use the best side as the top).

Step 10: Finished

Woodworking Contest

Participated in the
Woodworking Contest

3 People Made This Project!

Recommendations

  • Summer Fun: Student Design Challenge

    Summer Fun: Student Design Challenge
  • Maps Challenge

    Maps Challenge
  • Metal Contest

    Metal Contest

26 Comments

0
icemen123
icemen123

Reply 1 year ago

Thanks for the clarification.

0
aputney
aputney

Question 1 year ago on Step 2

I love this project, but as I was trying it out, I clearly got the dimensions of the cuts wrong. Could you clarify those measurements? My diamonds are not working out...

0
icemen123
icemen123

Answer 1 year ago

You have to cut your 1x1 piece of wood at at a 30 degree angle. Make sure that when you cut it again that the length of the piece is the same length as the edge to edge measurement of the previous cut. It takes some fiddling around before it fits right. Hopefully this helped.

0
yoniy
yoniy

1 year ago

This is the most amazing cutting board i ever seen!
BRAVO!

0
icemen123
icemen123

Reply 1 year ago

Thanks!

0
JohnP314
JohnP314

1 year ago

Awesome,looks fantastic,great job!

0
icemen123
icemen123

Reply 1 year ago

Thanks

0
JohnMitchell4
JohnMitchell4

1 year ago

Very nice. Just one (probably overly pedantic) point though- it's not end-grain...

0
hank-cowdog
hank-cowdog

Reply 1 year ago

If you wanted the endgrain look, you could rip the boards at a 30 degree angle on two opposite sides, then make square crosscuts the thickness you desire for the endgrain.

0
icemen123
icemen123

Reply 1 year ago

Thank you for the advice

0
reichert99
reichert99

1 year ago

does it matter the type of glue you use. ie food grade glue?

0
hank-cowdog
hank-cowdog

Reply 1 year ago

Any wood glue should be OK once cured as long as it was at least water resistant. A foaming glue like Gorilla Glue might make it harder to get tight joints. I would recommend TiteBond II (water resistant) or TiteBond III (waterproof, but somewhat more expensive).

0
MortenS15
MortenS15

1 year ago

This was absolutely beautiful - and I get completely messed up looking at it - and even more at some of the construction images. Have to make it!

0
Oldbear
Oldbear

1 year ago

Looks awesome. I'd just be afraid that I would have trouble cutting in straight lines ;) with the realistic 3D effect.

0
SteveC347
SteveC347

1 year ago

Great work! I made something similar many years ago for my wife with floorboards from the school she went to. In quilting, that's known as a "tumbling block" pattern.

0
dleland71
dleland71

1 year ago

Really nice work! Almost too pretty to cut anything on... :)

0
dude_43
dude_43

1 year ago

Wow that is amzing . Some really talented people out there !!! Nice work !!!!!

0
EveW12
EveW12

1 year ago

I really like this!

0
icemen123
icemen123

Reply 1 year ago

Thank you!