I often find myself drooling over the incredible handcrafted cutting boards for sale out there – following talented makers on instagram can get my wallet in trouble! A few months ago I had plans to make one of my own but I couldn’t find any hardwood that wasn’t too expensive so it got pushed back on my list of things to do. The other day I was in Salvation Army and I saw a cutting board that was in rough shape and had some silly paint on it and I realized that for $.99 I could refinish it and shape it into a cutting board that I actually want!
What you need:
-Old cutting board / wooden serving tray
-Butcher block conditioner
How to make it:
-Trace out the shape you want your cutting board to be onto the old board.
-Use the table saw to cut any of the long, straight sides.
-Clamp your board down and use the jig saw to cut out the neck of the cutting board. Put another piece of wood on the cutting board so your clamps don’t dig in and leave marks.
-Sand and begin to round edges with the belt sander.
-Use various size grit sandpapers to shape edges and neck of cutting board into the desired shape.
-Apply butcher block conditioner according to directions.
Psst…if you’re interested in the lovely knife, my dad made it, you can buy one at The Red Bird Shop! If you’re local, don’t start thrifting all the cutting boards – leave a few for me! 😉 I’m definitely going to be making a few more of these!
P.S. Today is the last day to enter to win an adorable print from Kittenhood!