Introduction: Cutting Board From Reclaimed Wood

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As I was working on a table from my living room, I reclaimed some hard wood and came with the idea of turn it into a cutting board.

The material needed for that build is quite simple, some wood, glue, a saw, clamps, and a sander.

You can either read my instructable or watch the video I made, anyway I hope it will inspire you to make ;)

Step 1: Cutting Strips

First of all, I cut all the wood I wanted to use into 2x2 cm strips and about 25 cm long. This way I ended up with twenty strips ready to glue.

Step 2: Gluing

I laid the strip on two bar clamps in order to have an idea of what the cutting board would look like. At first, I wanted to do two small board, but ended up with one large which was a good idea (See next step)
Once the design is done it is time to glue the whole thing, nothing hard: turn the strips on their side, spread glue on them and turn them back to their original place, and tight the clamp.

Step 3: Cut the Board

And basically that's it, you have your cutting board ! It is now a matter of finishing it clean, and the first thing to do for that is to cut the long side with the table saw. Simple right ? Yet I managed to break the board while cutting it... That was going to stop me, I just have a smaller cutting board than I originally planed.

Step 4: Getting It Flat

While gluing, the strips moved a bit so I hadn't a super flat surface on both sides. I fixed that using a router mounted on a jig and got a flat surface on the board.

Step 5: Finishing Touch

The final step was to sand the cutting board with a orbital sander, I started with 80 grit up to 240 grit and got a super smooth finish to the touch.
And finally, to make sure it's going to last in time, I applied 3 coat of mineral oil and put four non-slip pad under it. I love how the gain pop when you do this step.

Thank you for reading me, you can also watch the video I made and if you have any question I'd be glad to answer it =)