DIY Wooden Geometric Cheese Block

DIY Wooden Geometric Cheese Block @themerrythoughtDIY Wooden Geometric Cheese Block @themerrythoughtI’m getting super excited to leave for Nashville this afternoon but I am stopping in to share a surprisingly easy DIY with you all before I finish packing and head out!

When we threw our Summer Garden Party, I found myself wishing that we had wooden things that we could use for the cheese platters that would also give various heights to the table – all the cutting boards we used were the same height. I decided I wanted a chunky block for such an occasion and I just finally got around to making one – with a geometric twist of course. If you have the right tools already, this takes about 20 minutes to make!
DIY Wooden Geometric Cheese Block @themerrythoughtDIY Wooden Geometric Cheese Block @themerrythought What you need:
-Block of hardwood or log (I used maple)
-Chain saw
-Miterbox saw
-Belt sander
-Butcher block conditioner

How to make it:
-If you can’t buy a chunk of wood big enough, find a dried out log and use a chain saw to cut it down to a workable size.
-Use a miterbox saw to cut chunks off giving it a geometric/gem feel. I didn’t plan out how I was going to cut it, just started cutting and made adjustments as I went.
-Use a belt sander to smooth out each of the sides that you cut.
-Use butcher block conditioner all over the cheese block.
-Now throw a party and have this beauty on your table!
DIY Wooden Geometric Cheese Block @themerrythoughtDIY Wooden Geometric Cheese Block @themerrythoughtDIY Wooden Geometric Cheese Block @themerrythoughtDIY Wooden Geometric Cheese Block @themerrythought And when it’s not holding cheese, it makes a great paperweight or coffee table centerpiece!

Now I need to go pack up my car and head out! Any amazing places I should visit while I’m in Nashville this week? You can stop by and check in on my roadtrip over on IG: @caitlinsheree.

xo. Caitlin

  • alwaysrooneyWednesday, November 6, 2013 - 11:07 am

    Love this! It reminds me of a few shapes I have been making for drawer pulls and other little projects!

    Have a great trip! I hear nashville is pretty great!ReplyCancel

    • Caitlin McGrathWednesday, November 6, 2013 - 11:56 am

      Thanks Courtney! Can’t wait to see your projects!ReplyCancel

  • jillWednesday, November 6, 2013 - 6:19 pm

    what a great project – and with endless potential to personalize it! enjoy nashville – check out sam’s sushi if you are looking for an interesting dining experience..!


  • megThursday, November 7, 2013 - 8:51 am
  • JanFriday, November 8, 2013 - 12:15 pm
  • StaciaSunday, November 10, 2013 - 4:49 am

    Yay for the fact that my husband can use tools! This is wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • AveryMonday, November 18, 2013 - 4:09 pm

    This is so cool! How much was you butchers conditioner?ReplyCancel

    • Caitlin McGrathTuesday, November 19, 2013 - 1:17 pm

      Thank you! I used Howard’s Butcher Block Conditioner which you can usually find for around $10.ReplyCancel

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