For the longest time, I’ve been wanting to make some thick wood cutting boards for use around the kitchen and to give as gifts. Cutting boards are just about the most useful tool in the kitchen, but store bought or hand crafted wood ones can get pricey quickly.
I had this vision in my head of a thick slab of wood with a lot of character that could become a focal point on a table. Over the weekend I created a few of my own wood cutting boards out of a slab found at a local salvage yard.
Here’s a look at the trio of wood cutting boards I designed:
This project began last week when I dropped in on my local salvage yard in search of the perfect piece of wood. I talked to the people who ran the place and told them I was looking for a harder wood like maple or hickory, but wanted to avoid any grainy or porous woods like oak.