Monday, May 4, 2009

Woodworking, Cutting Boards

End Grain Cutting Boards

These are end grain cutting boards I made for Christmas presents one year for daughters, friends and sister-in-law. They are all made from different woods. My daughter loves the color red so hers is predominately bloodwood, which is naturally red. Other woods include purpleheart, maple, walnut, and jatoba (Brazilian cherry). I know cutting boards are 8th grade shop stuff but if you add a little creativity and design they become a little more decorative and not so utilitarian. The boards are end grain so they should last longer than the user. End grain boards are how butcher blocks were made for the butchers over 100 years ago and you can still find them in antique stores.

The demand has been high. I have since made 12 of these. I like doing woodworking as a hobby, didn't know I was going to be a production shop. LOL Doesn't matter, I make them for the enjoyment.

Mom uses hers for a serving tray more than a cutting board.

7 comments:

kristi said...

Beautiful! Congrats on the new grandbaby!

Lou said...

These are my favorite. You can't buy this in a store. I don't believe this kind of craftmanship exists in the USA anymore.

Annette said...

Oh my gosh....I wouldn't want to cut anything on that. Its beautiful!! Your family is so fortunate...you make all of this great stuff that is heirloom quality. Someday there will be so much history attached to each of your creations. What a legacy. I am seriously jealous. :o)

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

THESE ARE GORGEOUS! Amazing work!!!

Kat said...

I've absolutely no need for one of those, but I would LOVE to have one. They are BEAUTIFUL! I would just like to hold it and rub my hand over it. lol

You should set up an online store - you would make tons of moolah.

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